CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 38/77
Alt Ref No174
TitlePapers of David Skene: correspondence: Letter from David Skene to John Ellis
Date11 December 1769
Extent1 item
Creator NameDavid Skene (1731 - 1770), M.D., of Aberdeen
DescriptionLetter from David Skene to John Ellis in which he discusses the differences between animals and vegetables and comments briefly on the fallacy of Munckhausen's story; he requests Ellis' aid in interpreting a passage in Pallas' book and comments on it critically; he comments on Needham's animalculae infusoriae and the nature of 'indissoluble salt'; he asks for specimens and sends a sertularia pluma from the Cape of Good Hope, 11 December 1769.
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