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London University Examinations

Nature volume 6, page 533 | Download Citation



PROF. W. G. ADAMS, in order to controvert my statement that mechanical and natural philosophy have little to do with medicine, enters into theories with regard to the production of animal heat which I must leave him to settle with his colleague, the Professor of Physiology in King's College. As he insinuates a doubt as to my own acquaintance with the thermometer and its uses, on my own behalf I may venture to say that not only did Professors Graham and Brande require a knowledge of this and kindred matters of candidates for the Matriculation and First M. B. Examinations of the University of London, but that years before Mr. Adams was connected with King's College, I was rather a “swell” at natural philosophy and chemistry under the late Dr. Miller's tuition.

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