Reference numberCLP/12ii/66
TitlePaper, 'An account of the bones of animals being changed to a red colour by aliment only' by John Belchier
DescriptionBelchier discusses the circulation of blood within bones and describes a phenomenon in which the bones of hogs were turned a red colour through diet. The hogs were fed bran that had been boiled in a copper with printed calicoes in order to clear the fabric. The cartilege and marrow of the bones remained white, but the hard portion of the bones turned red.

Subject: Physiology / Chemistry

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An account of the bones of animals being changed to a red colour by aliment only'.

Read to the Royal Society on 25 November 1736.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1735.0059
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 39, no 442, p 287
Related records in the catalogueRBO/20/12
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5410Belchier; John (1706 - 1785)1706 - 1785
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