The Correspondence of Henry Oldenburg, Vol. 8 1671-1672 by Henry Oldenburg, Rupert A. Hall, Marie B. Hall

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D. Horst (1620-85), successively Professor of Medicine at Marburg and Giessen, was physician to the republic of Frankfurt-am-Main and to the Landgrave of HesseDarmstadt. 21 We have not been able to identify this physician. 22 The physician Sebastian Schaeffer (1631—86) of Frankfurt-am-Main settled at Heidel­ berg and wrote extensively on medicine; however, there was a Wilhelm Ernst Schaeffer actually practising at Frankfurt who wrote on surgery. 23 Daniel Ludwig (1625-80), of Weimar, practised in Wittenberg and Hamburg, and was chief physician to the Duke of Saxe-Gotha.

1 See the previous letter, note 1. 2 Letter 1705. 3 Possibly the issue for 29 May 1671. ADDRESS T o the very famous and learned Mr. Henry Oldenburg, Secretary to the English Royal Society, London 1707 NOTES Reply to Letter 1654 (Vol. VII). 1 The Tractatus ubi mira aeris rarefactio detecta (London, 1670, 1671). 2 As previously noted, Cassini’s “ Apologia” on behalf of Montanari was never publish­ ed; compare Letter 1917, note 4. 3 On these writings, see Vol. VII, Letter 1470, note 3. 4 See Letter 1596 in Vol.

Acquainting him, yt ye letter o f Apr. 1 went not till May 13. 4 W 22 May 1671 From the original in Royal Society MS. L 5, no. 31 Partially printed in Phil. , no. 71 (22 May 1671), 2165-66 Yorke, May 22 1671 NOTES Sr Second reply to Letter 1684. i Letter 1690. 2 For Willughby’s experiments on the passage of water through pieces of branch, see Letter 1655 (Vol. VII) and Letter 1684. When similar experiments were made at the meeting of the Royal Society on 4 May, using mercury as the fluid, Willughby’s finding that the flow took place more readily from the small end of the branch to the large (inner) end than vice versa was confirmed.

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