Reference numberCLP/12ii/55
TitlePaper, regarding the dissolving of a stone with a plant by Michael Birmingham
Date18 May 1738
DescriptionBirmingham describes a plant found in Ponticherry [Pondicherry / Puducherry, India] and referred to locally as 'amapechery' that is capable of dissolving stones without any corrosive nature. He suggests it could be useful for dissolving kidney stones. Includes a short covering letter sent by J T [John Theophilus] Desaguliers written at Channel Row [Westminster, London].

Subject: Medicine / Botany

Addressed to Doctor [Cromwell] Mortimer at the Royal Society in King Street, Bloomsbury [London]. Communicated by Desaguliers. Read to the Royal Society on 18 May 1738.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8419Desaguliers; John Theophilus (1683 - 1744); natural philosopher1683 - 1744
NA8055Mortimer; Cromwell (c 1699 - 1752)c 1699 - 1752
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