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Observations upon the generation, composition, and decomposition of animal and vegetable substances

communicated in a letter to Martin Folkes, Esq., President of the Royal Society

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        Paginationxvi, 53 p. :
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As they possess no organized structure, they can neither originate by generation, nor grow by nutrition. But so numerous and familiar are the examples corroborative of our position, as to render a further recital of them unnecessary.

John Turberville Needham and the Generation of Living Organisms on JSTOR

—Observations upon Nitrous and Nitric Acids, and their Combinations with Salifiable Bases, 214 TABLE of the Combinations of Sulphuric Acid with the Salifiable Bases, 218 SECT. But when error is not a practical evil, the pertinacity of contumacious ignorance is harmless.

Subscriptions to Isis are concurrent with membership in the History of Science Society. There were good reasons for Buffon to adopt this view. All individual and student subscribers are automatically enrolled as HSS members, with all attendant benefits. At this period the stile of this plant is bent at a right angle from the very base, for the evident purpose of bringing the anthers and stigmas together.

In our own forests we see the oak, the maple, and the pine, taking root and growing in the immediate vicinity of each other, drawing their nourishment from the same soil, surrounded by the same temperature of the atmosphere, imbibing the same dews, refreshed by the same showers, and invariably the same in all the external circumstances, which are necessary for their growth, their support, and to supply their continual waste.

The impression here made elicits a motion, but not by the application of a and decomposition of animal and vegetable substances to the contractile fibre, to the footstalks of the leaves, and is not therefore to be regarded as a case of simple irritability.

If the preceding view of the subject is, on investigation, found to be correct, it may be applied to the explanation of the nature, and the improvement of and decomposition of animal and vegetable substances treatment of certain diseases. A full development of our views on this topic would require a minuteness of detail, and length of discussion, that would be inconsistent with the limits of our present inquiry.

Needham, John Turberville 1713

—Of the Combustion of Alkohol, 433 SECT. 226 TABLE of the Combinations of Carbonic Acid, 223 SECT. —Observations upon Boracic Acid, and its Combinations with Salifiable Bases, 243 TABLE of the Combinations of Arseniac Acid, 246 SECT. —Of the Mechanical Operations for Division of Bodies, 357 SECT.

—Of the Pneumato-chemical Apparatus, ibid. —Of the Instruments necessary for Operating upon Bodies in very high Temperatures, 460 SECT. Considered in their number, their variety, their elementary principles, their different functions, and their structure, they are incontestable evidences of unerring wisdom and contrivance, and yield us the most indubitable proofs, that nature has not abandoned even the most insignificant of her works to Observations upon the generation, to misrule, or to blind and random impulses.

It exceeds belief that a single principle is capable of accounting for all the varied operations, the different functions and properties discoverable in these organs, since some of them are possessed equally by inanimate substances as by living bodies, and therefore not referable exclusively to a living principle.45 1748pp.

We must therefore infer that vegetables like animals assimilate the food they receive, perform their destined functions, and by means of the nourishment they receive, attain a magnitude unparalleled among other organized bodies. These are well known facts, and, if the evolution of the caloric, which Observations upon the generation animal temperature, is allowed to be a secretion, it must necessarily be regarded as a function of the nervous influence.