Reference numberEL/O2/163
TitleLetter, from Henry Oldenburg to James Grandi, dated at London
CreatorOldenburg; Henry (1619-1677); German natural philosopher in England; scientific correspondent
Date6 October 1676
DescriptionThanks Grandi for his correspondence about the human foetus forced out through an abscess and about an eight-month embryo formed in the Fallopian tube; that Boyle had published a treatise on the 'Mechanical origin of qualities' and a discourse about the chemist's doctrine of qualities; concerning Glisson's work on 'natural perception'; discussing the work of Leibniz - that he hoped to reduce the whole of mechanics to geometry and that the definition of problems concerning elasticity and hydraulics etc are within his power
Place originLondon, England
Origin coordinates51.50853, -0.12574
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Access statusOpen
Related materialTranscribed and translated in 'The correspondence of Henry Oldenburg', ed and trans by A Rupert Hall & Marie Boas Hall, vol 13, p 94
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
Fellows associated with this archive
NA3371Grandi; Jacobus (1646 - 1691); physician and author1646 - 1691
NA8001Oldenburg; Henry (c1619 - 1677); scientific correspondentc1619 - 1677
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