Philosophical Transactions Volume 37-38

Philosophical Transactions Volume 37-38

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1733 edition. Excerpt: ...another. i K. The Root of the Horns r Foot 6 Inches in Circumference, I m. The Cores r 1 lnches in a strait Line. I dare not determine to what kind of Bulls this Foflil is to be ascribed. I only conjecture it may belong to the Tauroleybbantes, of which you have made mention, in your learned Dissertation, of a Pair of very extraordinary large Horn-r, published in Vol. 34. of Pbiloshpb. Transact. N" 397. For as to the Zulzranes which Gejner on the Urus, pag. 144, mentions from Murzsierus, there is no sufflciefipt Proof that the Animal in question was of that in. To this I make bold to add two other Draughts: The one is that of a stupendous Plim Polonica, which Dr. Floercke, Ph sician to the Princess of Radzivil, got drawn. he Plim itself was sent to Dresden, where I saw it. It is remarkable, that the Woman affected with this Plioa, who was a Subje& of the Princess, and liv'd in the District of Navagrod, during 52. Years that she laboured under it, never changed her Resting-Place but twice a Year, wiz, in Spring and Winter. Upon the Approach of Winter she could endure Cold so very well, that she shunned all Sort of Heat, even that of a lighted Candle. She never used any strong Liquor, but lived on very bad Bread, raw Herbs, and Water, to seventy Years of Age. In the Spring she used to be carried to some Place where the Heat could not easily penetrate. She at length died, near two Years ago. Vid. srarsszct. N" 417. The Tht rother Draught is of a prodigious Swelling of the Eye of a Subject of the aforesaid Princess. This Swelling was occasioned by Hail; and it daily encreases and grows hard, except at the Place marked by the Letter a, Fig. 5. This Circumstance is very singular, that the Optic Nerve and the Tunicles have stretched...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236800109
  • 9781236800107