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The (Kirby's) Wonderful and scientific (eccentric) museum

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Pages: 288

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Publisher: Date:8/5/2009 - General Books LLC

By: Kirby's wonderful and eccentric museum

Excerpt from book: in the last century, when they were by him composed. The expense of this concert is to be defrayed out of the general fund, and not out of the professor's salary : " for he made a rule never to be in debt to any man." He also directed that the amount of his property might not be made public when he died : and requested that he might be buried in the vault under St. Margaret's church, Westminster, near a very intimate medical friend, who attended him many years. At first he charges his executors with the payment of the interest of his property to his daughter, but afterwards transfers the office to Mr. Coutts the banker. OF SQMS REMAKKABLE CIBCUMSTANCES OF DISEASE. Animals generated in the Human Body. August 16, 1760, Mr. Thomas Clap, of Newhaven, gives the following account of living animals found in the skin of a child, belonging to Mr. Moses Beecher, of the same place. It had a cutaneous eruption, resembling the chicken pox : the pustules became very protuberant, near as big as a duck shot, the head being dark coloured, and the, rest yellowish. Up?n opening some of the pustules, there appeared to be a great number o.f animals in them, which were scarce discernible to the naked eye, but seen to be animals by their swift motion in crawling. One of them was brought to the college, and being viewed in the microscope, it appeared to be : perfect tortoise, or turtle, with upper and lower shells, each divided into about ten partitions, which were beautifully coloured, red, yellow, and white. The head, tail, and legs qppeajed very distinct: but the eyes did not grow in the bead, but 33 it were out of the shoulders, and stood upon two pil- lajsy voj ViHfk reraUjng thone of a lobster. The eve appeared like little globes of glass, were immoveable, and had no eye-lids. Am...  


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