Reference numberEL/T/67
TitleLetter, from John Thorpe to [James] Petiver, dated at University College, Oxon [Oxford]
CreatorThorpe; John (1682-1750); physician and antiquary
Date24 July 1704
DescriptionAccount of a 'worm' found in the cells between the 'lamina' of the 'os frontis' of a sheep's brain; provides quotes from historical writers of medicine on this topic
Read to the Royal Society on 8 November 1704
Place originUniversity College, University of Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Origin coordinates51.75222, -1.25596
Digital imagesView item on Science in the Making
Access statusOpen
Related materialPrinted in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 24, no 295, p 1800
URL descriptionAlso available on Early Modern Letters Online
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6857Petiver; James (c1663 - 1718); botanist and entomologistc1663 - 1718
NA868Thorpe; John (1682 - 1750)1682 - 1750
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