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Science, Technology, and Health

Subject Source: CCLA Browse List Broad Terms

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Elisabeth Hevelius letters

 Collection — Folder 1: [31197232549219]
Identifier: Vault MSS 817
Scope and Contents Transferred from the Eugene Fairfield McPike Papers (Mss. 2390). A petition for a medical cure for arthritis. Presumably she wanted to help her husband who suffered from arthritis. The letter was translated by A. H. White for Eugene F. McPike and was included in McPike's publication, Hevelius, Flamsteed and Halley: Three Contemporary Astronomers and Their Mutual Relations (London: Taylor and Francis, 1937): 5-6. Also includes three letters from Huntington Library (San Marino, CA)...

Johannes Hevelius letter to Johann Philipp von Wurtzelbau

 Collection — Folder 1: [31197232567096]
Identifier: Vault MSS 494
Scope and Contents This letter is dated 15 August 1686 and was written to Dr. Johann Philipp von Wurtzelbau (1651-1725) "my dear and respectable friend." Its content is concerned with arguments relating to lunar eclipses, about the planets Mars and Uranus, some astronomical theories, and in what should be made public. Hevelius expresses concern that his observations are considered forbidden by the council in Rome.