Proceedings of the Royal Society of London/Volume 2

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CONTENTS.

VOL. II.

 
 


 
 
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On the Fluents of irrational Functions.By Edward Ffrench Bromhead, Esq. M.A.
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1817.
An Account of the Circulation of the Blood in the Class Vermes of Linnaeus, and the principle explained in which it differs from that in the higher Classes.By Sir Everard Home, Bart. V.P.R.S.
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Observations on the Hirudo vulgaris.By James Rawlins Johnson. M.D. F.L.S. &c.
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On the Effects of Galvanism in restoring the due Action of the Lungs.By A. P. Wilson Philip
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Account of some Experiments on the Torpedo electricus, at La Rochelle.By John T. Todd, Esq.
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A Description of a Process, by which Corn tainted with Must may be completely purified.By Charles Hatchett, Esq. F.R.S.
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Observations on an astringent Vegetable Substance from China.By William Thomas Brande, Esq. Sec. R.S.
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Some Researches on Flame.By Sir Humphry Davy, LL.D. F.R.S. V.P.R.I.
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Some new Experiments and Observations on the Combustion of gaseous Mixtures; with an Account of a Method of preserving a continued Light in Mixtures of inflammable Gases and Air without Flame.By Sir Humphry Davy, LL.D. F.R.S. V.P.R.I.
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De la Structure des Vaisseaux Anglais, consideree dans ses derniers Perfectionnements.Par Charles Dupin
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On a new Fulminating Platinum.By Edmund Davy, Esq.
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On the Parallax of the fixed Stars.By John Pond, Esq. F.R.S.
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Appendix to Mr. Pond's Paper on Parallax
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An Account of some Fossil Remains of the Rhinoceros, discovered by Mr. Whitby, in a Cavern inclosed in the Lime-stone Rock, from which he is forming the Break-water at Plymouth.By Sir Everard Home, Bart. V.P.R.S.
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Description of a thermometrical Barometer for measuring Altitudes.By the Rev. Francis John Hyde Wollaston, B.D. F.R.S.
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Observations on the Analogy which subsists between the Calculus of Functions and other branches of Analysis.By Charles Babbage, Esq. M.A. F.R.S.
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Of the Construction of Logarithmic Tables.By Thomas Knight, Esq.
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Two General Propositions in the Method of Differences. By Thomas Knight, Esq.
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Note respecting the Demonstration of the Binomial Theorem inserted in the last Volume of the Philosophical Transactions.By Thomas Knight, Esq.
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On the Passage of the Ovum from the Ovarium to the Uterus in Women.By Sir Everard Home, Bart. V.P.R.S.
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Some farther Observations on the Use of the Colchicum autumnale in Gout.By Sir Everard Home, Bart. V.P.R.S.
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Upon the Extent of the Expansion and Contraction of Timber in different directions relative to the Position of the Medulla of the Tree.By Thomas Andrew Knight, Esq. F.R.S.
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page 73
Observations on the Temperature of the Ocean and Atmosphere, and on the Density of Sea-water, made during a Voyage to Ceylon. By John Davy, M.D. F.R.S.
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Observations on the Genus Ocythoe of Rafinesque, with a Description of a new Species.By William Elford Leach, M.D. F.R.S.
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The distinguishing Characters between the Ova of the Sepia, and those of the Vermes Testacea, that live in Water, explained.By Sir Everard Home, Bart. V.P.R.S.
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Astronomical Observations and Experiments tending to investigate the local Arrangement of the Celestial Bodies in Space, and to determine the Extent and Condition of the Milky Way.By Sir William Herschel, Knt. Guelp. LL.D. F.R.S.
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Some Account of the Nests of the Java Swallow, and of the Glands that secrete the Mucus of which they are composed.By Sir Everard Home, Bart. V.P.R.S.
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Observations on the Hirudo complanata, and Hirudo stagnalis, now formed into a distinct Genus under the name, Glossopora.By Dr. Johnson, of Bristol.
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Observations on the Gastric Glands of the human Stomach, and the Contraction which takes place in that Viscus.By Sir Everard Home, Bart. V.P.R.S.
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On the Parallax of the fixed Stars.By John Pond, Esq. F.R.S.
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1818.
On the great Strength given to Ships of War by the application of Diagonal Braces.By Robert Seppings, Esq. F.R.S.
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A Memoir on the Geography of the North-eastern part of Asia, and on the Question whether Asia and America are contiguous, or are separated by the Sea.By Captain James Burney, F.R.S.
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Additional Facts respecting the Fossil Remains of an Animal, on the subject of which two Papers have been printed in the Philosophical Transactions, showing that the Bones of the Sternum resemble those of the Ornithorhynchus paradoxus.By Sir Everard Home, Bart. V.P.R.S.
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An Account of Experiments for determining the Length of the Pendulum vibrating Seconds in the Latitude of London.By Captain Henry Kater, F.R.S.
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On the Length of the French Metre estimated in parts of the English Standard.By Captain Henry Kater, F.R.S.
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A few Facts relative to the Colouring Matters of some Vegetables.By James Smithson, Esq. F.R.S.
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Account of Experiments made on the Strength of Materials.By George Rennie, jun. Esq.
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On the Office of the Heart Wood of Trees.By T. A. Knight, Esq. F.R.S.
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On Circulating Functions, and on the Integration of a Class of Equations of Finite Differences into which they enter as Coefficients.By John F. W. Herschel, Esq. F.R.S.
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On the Fallacy of the Experiments in which Water is said to have been formed by the Decomposition of Chlorine.By Sir Humphry Davy, LL.D. F.R.S.
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The Croonian Lecture. On the Changes the Blood undergoes in the act of Coagulation.By Sir Everard Home, Bart. V.P.R.S.
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Some Additions to the Croonian Lecture, on the Changes the Blood undergoes in the Act of Coagulation.By Sir Everard Home, Bart. V.P.R.S.
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On the Laws of Polarization and Double Refraction in regularly Crystallized Bodies.By David Brewster, LL.D. F.R.S. L. & E.
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On the Parallax of certain fixed Stars.By the Rev. John Brinkley, D.D. F.R.S.
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On the Urinary Organs and Secretions of some of the Amphibia.By John Davy, M.D. F.R.S.
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On a Mal-conformation of the Uterine System in Women; and on some Physiological Conclusions to be derived from it.In a Letter to Sir Everard Home, Bart. V.P.R.S. from A. B. Granville, M.D. F.R.S. F.L.S.
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New Experiments on some of the Combinations of Phosphorus.By Sir H. Davy, LL.D. F.R.S. V.P.R.I.
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New Experimental Researches on some of the leading Doctrines of Caloric; particularly on the Relation between the Elasticity, Temperature, and latent Heat of different Vapours; and on Thermometric Admeasurement and Capacity.By Andrew Ure, M.D.
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Observations on the Heights of Mountains in the North of England.By Thomas Greatorex, Esq. F.L.S.
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On the Different Methods of Constructing a Catalogue of fixed Stars.By J. Pond, Esq. F.R.S.
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A Description of the Teeth of the Delphinus Gangeticus.By Sir Everard Home, Bart. V.P.R.S.
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Description of an Acid Principle prepared from the Lithic or Uric Acid.By William Prout, M.D.
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Astronomical Observations and Experiments, selected for the purpose of ascertaining the relative Distances of Clusters of Stars, and of investigating how far the Power of our Telescopes may be expected to reach into Space, when directed to ambiguous Celestial Objects.By Sir William Herschel, Knt. Guelp. LL.D. F.R.S.
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On the Structure of the Poisonous Fangs of Serpents. By Thomas Smith, Esq. F.R.S.
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On the Parallax of α Aquilæ.By John Pond, Esq. F.R.S.
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On the Parallax of the Fixed Stars in Right Ascension.By John Pond, Esq. F.R.S.
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An Abstract of the Results deduced from the Measurement of an Arc on the Meridian, extending from Latitude 8° 9' 38"·4, to Latitude 18° 3' 23"·6 N., being an Amplitude of 9° 53' 45"·2.By Lieut. Col. William Lambton, F.R.S.
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1819.
The Croonian Lecture. On the Conversion of Pus into Granulations or New Flesh.By Sir Everard Home, Bart. V.P.R.S.
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page 103
On the Laws which regulate the Absorption of Polarized Light by Doubly Refracting Crystals.By David Brewster,LL.D. F.R.S. L.& E.
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Observations sur la Decomposition de 1'Amidon a la Temperature Atmospherique par l'Action de 1'Air et de 1'Eau.Par Theodore de Saussure
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On Corpora Lutea.By Sir Everard Home, Bart. V.P.R.S.
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Remarks on the Probabilities of Error in Physical Observations, and on the Density of the Earth, considered, especially with regard to the Reduction of Experiments on the Pendulum.By Thomas Young, M.D. For. Sec. R.S.
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On the Anomaly in the Variation of the Magnetic Needle as observed on Ship-board.By William Scoresby, jun. Esq.
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108
On the Genus Ocythoë; being an Extract of a Letter from Thomas Say, Esq. of Philadelphia, to William Elford Leach, M.D. F.R.S.
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On Irregularities observed in the Direction of the Compass Needles of H.M.S. Isabella and Alexander, in their late Voyage of Discovery, and caused by the Attraction of the Iron contained in the Ships.By Captain Edward Sabine, F.R.S.
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Some Observations on the Formation of Mists in particular Situations.By Sir Humphry Davy, Bart. F.R.S. V.P.R.I.
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Observations on the Dip and Variation of the Magnetic Needle, and on the Intensity of the Magnetic Force; made during the late Voyage in search of a North-west Passage.By Captain Edward Sabine, F.R.S. F.L.S.
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On the Action of Crystallized Surfaces upon Light.By David Brewster, LL.D. F.R.S. L.& E.
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111
On the Specific Gravity and Temperature of Sea- Waters, in different Parts of the Ocean, and in particular Seas; with some Account of their Saline Contents.By Alexander Marcet, M.D. F.R.S.
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An Account of the Fossil Skeleton of the Proteo-Saurus.By Sir Everard Home, Bart. V.P.R.S.
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Reasons for giving the name Proteo-Saurus to the Fossil Skeleton which has been described.By Sir Everard Home, Bart. V.P.R.S.
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Some Observations on the Peculiarity of the Tides between Fairleigh and the North Foreland; with an Explanation of the supposed Meeting of the Tides near Dungeness.By Captain James Anderson, R.N.
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113
On the Ova of the different Tribes of Opossum and Ornithorhynchus.By Sir Everard Home, Bart. V.P.R.S.
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The Results of Observations made at the Observatory of Trinity College, Dublin, for determining the Obliquity of the Ecliptic, and the Maximum of the Aberration of Light.By the Rev. J. Brinkley, D.D. F.R.S. M.R.I.A.
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On some New Methods of investigating the Sums of several Classes of Infinite Series.By Charles Babbage, Esq. A.M. F.R.S.
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On the Optical and Physical Properties of Tabasheer. By David Brewster, LL.D. F.R.S. L.& E.
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page 115
An Account of a Membrane in the Eye, now first described. By Arthur Jacob, M.D.
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A New Method of Solving Numerical Equations of all Orders, by continuous Approximation. By W. G. Homer, Esq.
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An Account of Experiments for determining the Variation in the Length of the Pendulum Vibrating Seconds, at the principal Stations of the Trigonometrical Survey of Great Britain. By Captain Henry Kater, F.R.S.
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1820.
The Croonian Lecture. A further Investigation of the Component Parts of the Blood.By Sir Everard Home, Bart. V.P.R.S.
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page 118
The Bakerian Lecture. On the Composition and Analysis of the Inflammable Gaseous Compounds resulting from the Destructive Distillation of Coal and Oil, with some Remarks on their relative Heating and Illuminating Powers.By William Thomas Brande, Esq. Sec.R.S.
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On the Elasticity of the Lungs. By James Carson, M.D.
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121
On the Action of Crystallized Bodies on Homogeneous Light, and on the Causes of the Deviation from Newton's Scale in the Tints which many of them develope on Exposure to a Polarized Ray.By J. F. W. Herschel, Esq. F.R.S. L. & E.
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A Case of the Human Foetus found in the Ovarium, of the Size it usually acquires at the End of the Fourth Month.By A. B. Granville, M.D. F.R.S.
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On some Combinations of Platinum. By Edmund Davy, Esq.
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On the Methods of Cutting Rock Crystal for Micrometers.By William Hyde Wollaston, M.D. F.R.S.
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On a New Principle of constructing Ships in the Mercantile Navy.By Sir Robert Seppings, F.R.S.
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On the Milk Tusks, and Organ of Hearing of the Dugong.By Sir Everard Home, Bart. V.P.R.S.
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Upon the different Qualities of the Alburnum of Spring and Winter-felled Oak Trees.By Thomas Andrew Kight, Esq. F.R.S.
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On the Mode of Formation of the Canal for containing the Spinal Marrow, and on the Form of the Fins (if they deserve that name) of the Proteo-Saurus.By Sir Everard Home, Bart. V.P.R.S.
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Some Experiments on the Fungi which constitute the Colouring Matter of the Red Snow discovered in Baffin's Bay.By Francis Bauer, Esq. F.L.S.
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Some Account of the Dugong.By Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles
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Observations on the Human Urethra, showing its internal Structure, as it appeared in the Microscope of F. Bauer, Esq.By Sir Everard Home, Bart. V.P.R.S.
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On the Errors in Longitude as determined by Chronometers at Sea, arising from the Action of the Iron in the Ships upon the Chronometers.By George Fisher, Esq.
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An Account of a New Mode of performing the High Operation for the Stone.By Sir Everard Home, Bart. V.P.R.S.
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A Sketch of an Analysis and Notation applicable to the Estimation of the Value of Life Contingencies.By Benjamin Gompertz, Esq. F.R.S.
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On the Measurement of Snowdon, by the Thermometrical Barometer.By the Rev. F. J. H. Wollaston, B.D. F.R.S.
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On Sounds Inaudible by certain Ears.By William Hyde Wollaston, M.D. P.R.S.
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Particulars respecting the Anatomy of the Dugong, intended as a Supplement to Sir T. S. Raffles's Account of that Animal.By Sir Everard Home, Bart. F.R.S.
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On the Compressibility of Water.By Jacob Perkins, Esq.
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Astronomical Observations.By Stephen Groombridge, Esq. F.R.S.
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1821.
On the Black Rete Mucosum of the Negro being a Defence against the Scorching Effect of the Sun's Rays.By Sir Everard Home, Bart. F.R.S.
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On the Magnetic Phenomena produced by Electricity.In a Letter from Sir Humphry Davy, Bart. F.R.S. to W. H. Wollaston, M.D. P.R.S.
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A Communication of a singular Fact in Natural History.By the Right Honourable the Earl of Morton, F.R.S.
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Particulars of a Fact, nearly similar to that related by Lord Morton, communicated to the President, in a Letter from Daniel Giles, Esq.
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The Croonian Lecture. Microscopical Observations on the following Subjects. On the Brain and Nerves; showing that the Materials of which they are composed exist in the Blood. On the Discovery of Valves in the Branches of the Vas breve, lying between the Villous and Muscular Coats of the Stomach. On the Structure of the Spleen.By Sir Everard Home, Bart. V.P.R.S.
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On Two New Compounds of Chlorine and Carbon, and on a New Compound of Iodine, Carbon, and Hydrogen.By Mr. Faraday.
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An Account of the Comparison of various British Standards of Linear Measure.By Captain Henry Kater, F.R.S.
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An Account of the Urinary Organs and Urine of Two Species of the genus Rana.By John Davy, M.D. F.R.S.
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An Account of a Micrometer made of Rock Crystal.By G. Dollond, F.R.S.
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The Bakerian Lecture. On the best kind of Steel and Form for a Compass Needle.By Captain Henry Kater, F.R.S.
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Notice respecting a Volcanic Appearance in the Moon.By Captain Henry Kater, F.R.S.
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A Further Account of Fossil Bones discovered in Caverns inclosed in the Lime-stone Rocks at Plymouth.By Joseph Whidbey, Esq.
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On the Aeriform Compounds of Charcoal and Hydrogen; with an Account of some Additional Experiments on the Gases from Oil and from Coal.By William Henry, M.D. F.R.S.
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An Account of Experiments to determine the Acceleration of the Pendulum in different Latitudes.By Captain Edward Sabine, F.R.S. and F.L.S.
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Some Observations and Experiments on the Papyri found in the Ruins of Herculaneum.By Sir Humphry Davy, Bart P.R.S.
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Observations on Naphthaline, a peculiar Substance resembling a Concrete Essential Oil, which is apparently produced during the Decomposition of Coal Tar, by Exposure to a Red Heat.By J. Kidd, M.D.
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On the Aberrations of Compound Lenses and Object-Glasses.By J. F. W. Herschel, Esq. P.R.S. &c.
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An Account of the Skeletons of the Dugong, Two-homed Rhinoceros, and Tapir of Sumatra, sent to England by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, Governor of Beucoolen.By Sir Everard Home, Bart. V.P.R.S.
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On the Mean Density of the Earth.By Dr. Charles Button, F.R.S.
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On the Separation of Iron from other Metals.By J. F. W. Herschel, Esq. F.R.S.
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On the Re-establishment of a Canal in the Place of a Portion of the Urethra which had been destroyed.By Henry Earle, Esq.
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Calculations of some Observations of the Solar Eclipse on the 7th of September, 1820.By Mr. Charles Rumker
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An Account of the Re-measurement of the Cube, Cylinder, and Sphere, used by the late Sir George Shuckburgh Evelyn, in his Inquiries respecting a Standard of Weights and Measures.By Captain Henry Kater, F.R.S.
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An Account of Observations made with the Eight-Feet Astronomical Circle, at the Observatory of Trinity College, Dublin, since the Beginning of the Year 1818, for Investigating the Effects of Parallax and Aberration on the Places of certain fixed Stars; also the Comparison of these with former Observations for determining the Effects of Lunar Nutation.By the Reverend John Brinkley, D.D. F.R.S. and M.R.I.A.
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On the Effects produced in the Rates of Chronometers by the Proximity of Masses of Iron.By Peter Barlow, Esq.
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On the Peculiarities that distinguish the Manatee of the West Indies from the Dugong of the East Indian Seas.By Sir Everard Home, Bart. V.P.R.S.
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On a New Compound of Chlorine and Carbon.By Richard Phillips, F.R.S.E. F.L.S. M.G.S. &c. and Michael Faraday
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On the Nerves; giving an Account of some Experiments on their Structure and Functions, which lead to a new Arrangement of the System.By Charles Bell, Esq.
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Further Researches on the Magnetic Phenomena produced by Electricity; with some New Experiments on the Properties of Electrified Bodies in their Relations to Conducting Powers and Temperature.By Sir Humphry Davy, Bart. P.R.S.
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