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Subject: Physics

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'An account of an artificial spring of water'

Read 4 Novemebr 1784

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16 July 1784
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17 pages

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Erasmus Darwin

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Erasmus Darwin, Letter, 'On an artificial spring of water' by Erasmus Darwin, 16 July 1784, L&P/8/102, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 12 April 2024

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