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Reference numberMS/366/2/1
LevelItem
TitleThe Cameleon by Dr [Jonathan] Goddard
Date1661
DescriptionA note on the first page states that the paper was read on 30 October 1661. Further notes state that the paper was put in the R[egister] B[ook] [volume] 1 [page] 106 and 'Ph[ilosophical] Trans[actions] 137.

Discusses the etymology of the word 'cameleon' and the contemporary views, connotations and parables associated with the animal. The main part of the paper comprises a detailed anatomical study of the cameleon based on observations of a specimen, and dissection after its death. Discusses the observations of others including Aristotle.
Extent22p
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Related materialA summary of this paper appears in Philosophical Transactions Volume 12, Number 137 (10 February 1678), page 930.
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8226Goddard; Jonathan (c1617 - 1675); physician, chemist, and anatomistc1617 - 1675
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