image LBO_7_267
Image number: RS.14859
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Hexapod vomited by a girl

Date

28 July 1675

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p267

Material

Dimensions

height (page): 313mm
width (page): 195mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > insect
nature

Description

Small marginal drawing which gives the size of the animal that was vomited out by an eight-month-old girl who had been ill for a week. The episode was related by Francis Jessop (1631-1698) to Martin Lister, who relayed it to Henry Oldenburg in a letter dated 28 July 1675, York, which was endorsed by Oldenburg on 3 September. It was printed in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 10, no. 117 (1675), pp. 391-95.

This drawing is copied in LBC/7/401.

Related Fellows

Martin Lister (1639-1712, British), Physician
Henry Oldenburg (1612-1677, German), Scientific correspondent

Associated place

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