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Peter Forrester notes on the lectures of Franco̧is Magendie

 Collection
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.
Dates: circa 1820

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  • Names: Magendie, François X