Reference numberCLP/12i/13
TitlePaper, 'An account of making a dog draw his breath exactly like a wind broken horse as it was experiments before the R [Royal] Society' by Dr Richard Lower
DateOctober 1667
DescriptionLower believes that the diaphragm is the chief organ of respiration, and to prove this he describes how he breaks the nerves which support the diaphragm in a dog and gives observations of the dog's subsequent breathing.

Subject: Physiology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An account of making a dogg draw his breath exactly like a wind-broken, horse as it was devised and experimented by Dr. Richard Lower; with some of his instructive observations thereon'.

Experiment was carried out at the Royal Society on 17 October 1667. Paper read 24 October 1667.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1666.0045
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 2, no 29, p 544
Related records in the catalogueRBO/3/60
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6102Lower; Richard (1631 - 1691); physician and physiologist1631 - 1691
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