Reference numberJBO/1/78
Alternative reference numberJBO/1/59
TitleMinutes of an ordinary meeting of the Royal Society
Date14 May 1662
DescriptionMr Boyle shewed his experiment of dissolving a piece of boiled mutton, which being minced small and put in an empty vial, a brown couloured liquour was poured on it and immediately became so hot that one could not endure one's hand under the glass: and the meat and liquour became one substance like thick blood.

Mr Evelyn presented the Society with a written book of the history of the Rowling Press. It was orderd to be filed up. He was thanked by the company present.

Mr Southwell subscribed his name and produced a great horne said to be a Unicorn's, and also shewed a little one which grew on a cocks-head, being the spur of the fowle cut close till it bled, and set on the head immediately after the comb was taken off (and it being squeezed on and a few asses strowed thereon to quench the blood) when the cock was fresh caponed.

Dr Wilkins produced a piece of tinged hanging.

Orderd that no original paper before it be Registered be taken by any one particular person without the Society's License.

Mr Haak was asked to translate an Italian treatise of Dyeing.

The experiment of putting ones hand in Mr Boyles's Engine to be repeated by Dr Wilkins, and also an experiment to be made there with a Viper.

The Operator to provide a Crop Pidgeon for the next meeting to be put in Mr Boyles' engine.

Mr Proby promised to view the Statute books for Manufactures.

Dr Wallis related of a young man deaf and dumb who after 3 months of his teaching brought him to speak words very plain, and he is asked to bring him next day before the company.
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