image LBC_7_401
Image number: RS.15055
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Hexapod vomited by a girl

Date

28 July 1675

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

LBC

Manuscript page number

vol7 p401

Material

Dimensions

height (page): 303mm
width (page): 180mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > insect

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 is copied from LBO/7/267.

Related Fellows

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

Associated place

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