Reference numberCLP/15ii/7
TitlePaper, 'The anatomy of the poisonous apparatus of the rattlesnake made by the direction of Hans Sloane' by John Ranby
DescriptionRanby writes: 'This animal was sent from Virginia to an eminent merchant, and having been by him presented to Sir Hans Sloane, it was plac'd in my hands, on purpose to make such experiments with it as might inform mankind of the fatal symptoms which attend its bite, and the appearances in the dead bodies of such animals as have been bit by it.'

Subject: Zoology / Anatomy / Toxicology

Read to the Royal Society on 11 January 1727

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'The anatomy of the poisonous apparatus of a rattle-snake, made by the direction of Sir Hans Sloane, Bart. Præs. Soc. Reg. & Coll. Med. Together with an account of the quick effects of its poison; by John Ranby, Esq; Surgeon to his Majesty's Houshold, and F. R. S.'
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1727.0025
Related records in the catalogueRBO/13/15
Fellows associated with this archive
NA3287Ranby; John (1703 - 1773)1703 - 1773
NA8406Sloane; Sir; Hans (1660 - 1753); physician and collector1660 - 1753
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