Foundations of Experimental Biology


Physiology and the Experimental Method in the 18th Century

Testing whether the prolonged action of electricity has an influence
on the growth of plants and the transpiration of animals, from Nollet,
Recherches sur les causes particulières des phénomènes électriques,
1749. {from Burkhardt, The Spirit of System, p. 66.}

Readings: Stephen Hales, selection from Haemastaticks, and Clara Pinto-Correia, "Frogs with boxer shorts," in History 338 Reader