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FROM THEIR COMMENCEMENT, IN 1665, TO THE YEAR 1800;

Abridged,

WITH NOTES AND BIOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS,

BY

CHARLES HUTTON, LL.D. F.R.S.
GEORGE SHAW, M.D. F.R.S. F.L.S.
RICHARD PEARSON, M.D. F.S.A.

VOL. IX.

FROM 1744 TO 1749.

LONDON:

FRINTED BY AND FOR C. AND R. BALDWIN, NEW BRIDGE-STREET, BLACKFRIARS.

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118

Ro. Pickering, on Mushrooms ...

ibid G. Knight, Variations in Magnetic Poles .. 122

Diary of the Weather 3+ J. Bartram, Curious Wasps' Nests ...... 123

Wm. Watson, Poison of boiled Hemlock.. 38 Dr. Mortimer, a Boy with a Canine Appetite 124

Biographical Notice of Dr. Wm. Watson.. ibid Cl. Amyand, on an Iliac Passion

ibid

C. L. Gersten, Eclipses and Occultations.. 40 Col. Wm. Cook, Warining Rooms by Hot-

Chr. Warwick, Injections on Tapping id steam, and on Ship’s Bot. eaten by Worms 125

Dr. Bevis, on the Planet Mercury.... 41 Ambrose Burer, on Osteocolia

126

H. W. Taube, Rupture of the Navel ibid Dr. Cookson, on the Boy with a Can. Appe. ibid
Wm. Watson, on Mushrooms and Fungi.. ibid Fr. Gmelin, on Ipecacuanha ..

.....

ibid
Tho. Preston, on the Island of Shetland .. 44 Dr. Le Cat, on Cutting for the Stone." 12T

Dr. Bevis, Occultation of Jupiter observed 45 M. De Bozes, Extra. Electrical Phenomena ibid

Abr. Demoivre, Annuities on Lives ...... ibid

Jos. Miller, Catalogue of 50 Plants ..... 128

H. Baker, on a Fiery Meteor......

46 Dr. Jurin, Force of moving Bodies .... ibid

J. Ward, on Weidler on Numeral Characters ibid Rev. Dr. Miles, Lum. Emanat. & on Electr. 136

Rev. J. Betts, Observation of a late Comet 47. Paul Rolli, on Bianchini's Treatise on the

Alb. Haller, Scirrhosity of the Cerebellum 49 Death of a Lady of Cesena

138

Dr. J. Mitchell; Different Colours of People 50 J. Hilliard, on a Person taking Fire. 144

N. Peters, on a Boy shot through the Lungs 67 On the same subject

ibid

Dr. J. Bartram, Muscles and Oyster-banks 70 Dr. J. Parsons, a Quadruped from Bengal.. 145

Chr. Hunter, Ancient Roman Inscriptions 71

Minute Crystal Stones ..... 147

Gowan Knight, Magnetical Experiments.. ibid J. Ellicot, Specific Gravity of Diamonds.. ibid

J. H. Winkler, on his Book of Electricity 74 Dr. Mortimer, Natural Heat of Animals .. 148

Abr, Trembley, Fresh-water Polypi ... 75 Wm. Watson, Electrical Experiments .... 151

Dr. Ja. Parsons, on Vegetable Seeds.. 80 Dr. S. Hales, Expelling Stones of the Bladd. 159

Jos. Miller, Catalogue of 50 Plants

82 M. Allamand, Unannealed Glass Vessels .. 161

Ro. Pickering, Manure of Fossil Shells.... ibid Rev. Dr. Miles, making Cyder and Perry.. 165

Wm. Arderon, Shuttle-spire in a Bladder .. 83 H. Baker, Ancient Flint Building.... 167

Dr. Tho. Hope, Remarkable Cure of an Eye ibid Rev. Geo. Costard, on a Fiery Meteor .. 168

J. Ward, on a Roman Inscription.... 86 Biographical Notice of the Rev. G. Costard ibid

Dr. Huxham, a Ureter grown up, also a Benj. Cooke, Mixtures of Blossoms...... 169

beautiful Stalactites, and a Calculus .... 87 Mr. Arderon, Sinking of the Ground ...

ibid

Dr. J. Wall, on Musk in Convuls. Disord. 89 Ja. Simon, Bones per Anum, and on Fossils 170

Andr. Reid, the Tonqainese Medicine .... ibid Dr. Mortimer, Distemper of the Cows. ... 171

Wm. Watson, Description of a new Plant 93 D. P. Layard, Fracture of the Os llium.. 173

S. C. Hollmann, Sudden Freezing, Electric D. E. Baker, the Ancient City Industria 174

Fire; and Micrometer to the Microscope ibid Dr. Mortimer, Distemper of the Cows.... 177

Tho. Dawkes, on a Gigantic Boy.... 95 Wm. Arderon, on the Weaver's Larum 180

B. Langrish, Receivers in Distillation.. 96 Mar. Folkes, Petrified Human Bones 181

Dr. Cha. Paters, Bite of a Mad Dog..

ibid

W. Arderon, a Water-wheel, and Jes. Bark 182

John Martyn, New Species of Fungus .... 99 Dr. Mortimer, Distemper of the Cows.... 184

Rog. Gale, Vegetation of Old Melon Seeds; Dr. Fothergill, Rupture of the Diaphragm.. 187

and a Fossil of a Man......

100 Wm. Arderon, Fish in Glass Jars, &c..... 189

Wm. Watson, Stone in Horse's Stomach.. 101 Rev. Dr. Miles, Sealing-wax and Brimstone

Fr. Wollaston, a Snake swall. by a Porcupine 102 in Electrical Experiments

191

VOL. IX.

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Rd. Dunthorne, Moon's Acceleration ... 669 Dr. Mounsey, Russ. Castor, Baths, Salt Mi. 688
Biograph. Notice of R. Dunthorne ... ibid Dr. Mortimer, Small-pox 2 days after Birth 692
Alb. Haller, Morbid Struct. of Dead Bodies 675 W. Watson, Small-p. on the fetus in Utero ibid
N. le Cat, Lacrymæ Batavicæ, glass drops ibid W. Milner, a Boy's Feet, turned in when
G. M. Bose, Electricity of Glass, &c...... 681 born, turned out by sitting cross-legged.. '695
P. Daval, on an extraordinary Rainbow 682 Ja. Short, on his Equatorial Telescope .... ibid
W. Arderon, Roman Camp at Castor, and a Dr. Bevis, Eclipse of the Moon...

698
Halo

ibid Tho. Barker, Extraordinary Meteor ibid
L. Euler, the Earth's approach to the Sun.. 684 Wm. Borlace, Spars and Cornish Diamonds 699

B. Cooke, Mixture of Apple Farina, also on John Bartram, Great Black Wasp....... ibid

Mayze, and a Child born with Jaundice.. 685 Wm. Elstobb, a Luna: Eclipse

ibid

Dr. Miles, Agreement of Thermomet, &c. 686 Ja. Hodgson, Eclipses of Jupiter's Satellites ibid
F. Drake, Basrelief of Mithras .

687 Mrs. Senex, on Senex's large Globes...... 700

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Class I. MATHEMATICS.

1. Arithmetic, Annuities, Political Arithmetic.
Page

Page

Annuities on Lives, Demoivre .....

45 Bills of Mortality, J. Clark

516

The Numeral Characters, J. Ward

46 New Shwan-pan, G. Smethurst. . .

522

Dates in Arabian Figures, J. Ward 107 Weights and Measures, S. Reynardson.... 637

2. Algebra, Analysis, Fluxions.
Fluents of Multin omials, T. Simpson

513

3. Geometry, Surveying, &c.
Equations of Goniometrical Lines, Wm. Jones

357
Class II. MECHANICAL PHILOSOPHY.

1. Dynamics.
Action of Springs, Dr. Jurin ...

Dynamical Principles, Dr. Jurin ..... 217
Force of Momentum, Dr. Jurin
128 Essay on Quantity, Dr. Miles ...

559

2. Statics.

Statical Experiments, Dr. Lining ..

... 110

3. Astronomy, Chronology, Navigation.
Eclipses and Occultations, Gersten

40 A solar and a lunar Eclipse, Dr. Bevis 567, 698
The Planet Mercury, Dr. Bevis
41 Lunar Circle, &c. Grischow

ibid

Occultation of Jupiter, Dr. Bevis

45 A Solar Eclipse, Mr. Short

591

Of a late Comet, J. Betts ....

47 Astronom. Observ. De Castro Sarm. 615, 619

Phenomena of Venus, James Ferguson ... 226 Solar and Lunar Eclipses, De Ulloa .... 620

A Comet observed at Pekin, Ja. Hodgson 267 Parabolic Orbits of Comets, Struyck .... 648

Transit of Mercury, Gersten ...

307 Hour by the Southern Cross, Condamine .. 664

On the Moon's Motion, R. Dunthorne 318 Tides in the Orkneys, Mackenzie .... 667

Occultation of Cor Leonis, Dr. Bevis .... 336 The Moon's Acceleration, Dunthorne 669

Chinese Chronol. and Astronomy, G. Costard 243 Earth's Approach to the Sun, Euler 684

New Mural Quadrant, Gersten .

347 Equatorial Telescope, James Short

695

The Celestial Globe, James Ferguson 351 A Lunar Eclipse, Wm. Elstobb.... 699

Motion of the fixed Stars, Dr. Bradley .... 417 Eclipses of Jupiter's Satel. Hodgson

ibid

Eclipses of Jupiter's Sarllites, Ja. Hodgson 527 Senex's large Globes, Mrs. Senex.

700

4. Projectiles, Gunnery.
Motion of Projectile3, T. Simpson .. 464 Ascent of Rockets, B. Robins.

660
5. Mechanics.
To blow Fire by the Fall of Water, Stirling 109 Rotation of Glass Tubes, G. Wheeles ,... 114

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The Weaver's Larum, Wm. Arderon

180 Clepsydra or Water-clock, Cha. Hamilton 236

A Water wheel, Wm. Arderon ...

182 Machine to write Music, Mr. Creed .... 332

Machine for sounding the Sea, Wm. Cock 228

6. Hydrostatics.

Tables of Specific Gravities, Dr. Davies .. 536

7. Pneumatics.

Improved Hygroscope, Wm. Arderon .... 214 Deal-wood Hygrometer, Wm. Arderon .. 212

8. Acoustics, Music.

Extraordinary Echoes, R. Southwell .... 253 Machine to write Music, Mr. Creed ..... 332

Music of the Ancients, Pepusch

268

9. Optics.

Micrometer to the Microscope, Hollmann 93 Buffon's Burning Mirror, Nicolini

344

Buffon's Burning Mirror, Needham .. 314 Burning Mirror, Buffon

558
10. Electricity, Magnetism, Pyrotechny, Thermometry, &c.

Magnetical Experiments, G. Knight.

11

Buffon's burning Mirror, T. Needham 344

On Electricity, J. H. Winkler

74

Nicolini

ibid

Electric Fire, S. C. Hollmann

93 Pirorganon, or Electrical Machine, Winkler 345

Firing Phosphorus by Electricity, Dr. Miles 107 Thermometers within and without, Miles .. 372

Observations on Electricity, Winkler 109 Knight's Magnet. Experiments, M. Folkes 390

Variations in Magnetic Poles, G. Knight .. 122 Metailine Thermometer, Dr. Mortimer. 397

Warming Rooms by hot Steam, Wm. Cook 125 Remarks on the same, Dr. S. Hales .... 407

Extraord. Electrical Phenomena, De Bozes 127 Electricity continued, Wm. Watson.. 408, 410

Electricity and Lum. Emanations, Dr. Miles 136 Velocity of Electricity, Wm. Watson 440, 553

Electrical Experiments, Wm. Watson 151, 195 Metalline Thermometer, M. Johnson 459

Dr. Miles .... 191, 198 Laws of Electricity, J. Elliot...

475

Quicksilver luminous in a Tube, Trembley 199 Medical Electricity, J. H. Winkler

494

Electrical Fire, Dr. Miles .

207

-, Henry Baker.

497

Electricity of Water, Dr. Miles

213 On checking Fire, Dr. Stephen Hales 498

Strength of Electrical Effuvia, Anonymous 215 Magnetic Variation, Geo. Graham.

499

Electrical Observations, Dr. Miles

232 A Coat fired by Electricity, R. Roche 512

Effects of Electricity, J. H. Winkler .... 251 Sparkling of Hair and Flannel, B. Cooke .. 532

Electricity of Glass disturbs the Mariner's Electrical Experiments, Dr. Stephen Hales 534

Compass and nice Balances

262 Burning Mirror, Buffon....

558

Electrical Experiments at Paris, T. Needham 263 Thermometers and Weather, Dr. Miles .. 616
Communication of Electricity, Monnier .. 275 Effect of Lightning on the Needle, Waddel 652
Effect of Elect, on Vegetables, Browning .. 306 On the same Needle, G. Knight

653

On Monnier's Electricity, Wm. Watson 308 Electricity of Glass, &c. G. M. Bose . 681

Uncommon Gleam of Light, Collinson 337 Agreement of Thermometers, &c. Miles .. 686

Class III. NATURAL HISTORY.

1. Zoology.

The Eye-sucker, Henry Baker ...
15 Of the Marmot, J. T. Klein .....

473
Fresh water Polypi, Abr. Trembley

75 The Cornel Caterpillar, Ph. Skelton 500
Elepbants' Teeth, Henry Baker ...
110 On Caterpillars, Abr. Trembley

50+

Curious Wasps' Nests, J. Bartram

123 Locusts in 1747 and 1748 ..

629

Quadruped from Bengal, Dr. Parsons 145 Double-horned Rhinoceros, Sir H. Sloane 655

On Gould's Account of Ants, Dr. Miles ,. 298 The Rana Piscatrix, Dr. Parsons

658

The Prickleback, &c. Wm. Arderon .... 322 The great Black Wasp, J. Bartram 699

Small Water Polypi, Abr. Trembley. 377

2. Botany.

Catalogue of 50 Plants, Jos. Miller
30 Catalogue of 50 Plants, Jos. Miller

128

Cyanus Foliis Radicalibus, Haller

31

Curious Sea-plant, Sir Hans Sloane 198

On Mushrooms, Robert Pickering ibid Catalogue of 50 Plants, Jos. Miller

251
Catalogue of 50 Plants, Jos. Miller

82

Jos. Miller

370

On a new Plant, Wm. Watson .

93

-, Apothecaries 635

New Species of Fungus, J. Martyn
99 Salvadora Plant, L. Garcin ...

ibid

Old Melon Seeds, Roger Gale

100 Tradescant's Garden, Wm, Watson,.. 668

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