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1866, xiv, 25-7. ’ Dissertatio sistens observationes pkysicas et chemicas de electricitate et galvanismo, Tubingen, 1802. ). He published mostiy in Latin. He is best known for his anticipation (1793) of the theory of biogenesis. • StatUjue Chimique, 1803, i, 217. • 18 7 2 ,1 14. * Davy says (XI, v, 60): ‘Although potash, perfectly dried b y ignition, is a non-conductor, yet it is rendered a conductor, b y a v e iy slight addition o f moisture, w hich does not perceptibly destroy its aggregation; and in this state it readily fuses and decomposes b y strong electricsil powers.

Inst. or/y Science in Ostfordy Oxford, 1926, iii, 145; Jones, Sci. ); E. Robinson, Ann. , 1955, xi, 137; J. E. D . ). * The History of Isaac Jenkins and of the Sickness of Sarah his Wife and their three Children, 12®, Madeley, 1792. • Phil. , 1787, bcxvii, 282. , 1791, bond, 48. , 1791, bcxxi, 173. , 1792, bcxxii, 257. * In 1798 Beddoes founded a Pneumatic Institution in Dowry Square, Hotwells, Bristol, where the medicinal properties of gases were to be examined. James Watt and Josiah Wedgwood were interested in it, and Davy was appointed there in October (see p.

O ne speaker, ‘T h e U nknow n’ , is D a v y. X I . The- Collected Works of Sir Humphry Davy, Bart. D . S . Foreign Associate o f the Institute o f France, etc. , 9 vols. 1839-40. Phosoxygen Davy first appeared in print in the book (I) published by Beddoes in 1799. ) inserted a table: ‘Specimen of An Arrangement of Bodies according to their Principles’, which he says was first printed in the spring 1798 as part of a course of lectures, stating that Davy’s essays were written in Cornwall without knowledge of Rumford’s work, and communicated to Beddoes in April 1798.

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