Reference numberEL/O1/114
TitleLetter, from Henry Oldenburg to John Downes, dated at London
CreatorOldenburg; Henry (1619-1677); German natural philosopher in England; scientific correspondent
Date4 May 1669
DescriptionThanks Downes for his communications and proposal of monitoring different degrees of heat and cold between Rome and London; concerning an experiment to show the effects of viper's bite on dogs and the application of the serpent stone as an antidote; reminds him to obtain information about philosophical developments in Italy; that the Society was working on the laws of motion and that the Parisian academy had published some anatomical observations
Place originLondon, England
Origin coordinates51.50853, -0.12574
Access statusOpen
Related materialTranscribed in 'The correspondence of Henry Oldenburg', ed and trans by A Rupert Hall & Marie Boas Hall, vol 5, p 512
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7352Downes; John (c 1627 - c 1694); physicianc 1627 - c 1694
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
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