Reference numberL&P/7/232
TitlePaper, 'Of a double child born to a Nair woman' by John Torlese
Date5 April 1780
DescriptionDescription of congenital twins born in the Indian state of Kerala, in a Nair or Nayar family unit. Contains plate.
Subject: Physiology

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'Account of a monstrous birth.[sic] In a letter from John Torlese, Esq. Chief of Anjingo, to the Hon. William Hornbey, Governor of Bombay; communicated by Dr. Lind, F.R.S'

Read 17 January 1782
Physical descriptionInk on paper and plate
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1782.0006
Related records in the catalogueL&P/7/232/1
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