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Peter Forrester notes on the lectures of Franco̧is Magendie

Identifier: MSS 2/078

Scope and Contents

Volume of Forrester’s notes and observations on undated course of seventeen lectures on physiology delivered by Magendie in Paris, possibly at Collége de France. Course consists of lectures with experiments on dogs, rabbits, birds, and guinea pigs. Experiments explore nervous system and connection to optical and olfactory senses by severing nerves and removing sections of animal brains. Includes examples of stimulation of contraction with galvanic batteries.


  • circa 1820


Biographical / Historical

Peter Forrester, New York physician, received an M.D. from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, in 1822. Forrester died in 1837 at the age of 37.


1 volume

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Part of the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Repository

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