Reference numberJBO/1/34
Alternative reference numberJBO/1/23
TitleMinutes of an ordinary meeting of the Royal Society
Date26 June 1661
Description ' The experiment of the cupping glass and light was made, which succeeded according to expectation.

A dog was bitten at the left foot by a viper, and did swell for 3 or 4 houres, but recovered.

Another dog was hurt with a poisonnous arrow, but no harm appeared by it.

Dr Ent, Dr Clarke, Dr Goddard, and Dr Whistler to be curators of the proposition Sir Gilbert Talbot made to torment a man presently with the sympatheticall pouder.

Dr Goddard, Dr Wilkins, and Mr Rooke intreated to be curators of the compression of water against next day.

Mr Croone desired to speak to Mr Pellin to procure two pots of powder of vipers, the one of whole vipers, and the other of only of hearts and livers of vipers.

Sir John Petthouse and Mr Richard White admitted into the Society.

Mr Philip Packer, Mr Thomas Stanley, Sir Thomas Notte, and Mr Erskine proposed as Candidates.

Order'd that the Operator make the experiment of the 'Solar Calcination of Antimony 'to see if it increased in weight.

Mr Boyle brought three cylinders of glass sealed up and full of water with empty bubbles nipped up, whereof some ascended, the water being heated, and the others descended by the like heating, and others ascended, the water being cooled in cold water and descended, by heating of the water.

Order'd that Mr Henshaw bring in the experiment of saltpetre and gunpouder.

Dr Quatremaine subscribed his name.

Colonell Tuke brought in writing the account of the tayned seeds and it is registered in fol: 49 '
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