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Nature volume 114, page 108 (19 July 1924) | Download Citation



July 17, 1661. Sir Paul Neile having mentioned, that the king had, within four days past, desired to have a reason assigned, why the sensitive plants stir and contract themselves upon being touched; it was resolved, that Dr. Wilkins, Dr. Clarke, Mr. Boyle, Mr. Evelyn, and Dr. Goddard, be curators for examining the fact relating to those plants.

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