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April 28, 1945

John Dalton: Some Unpublished Letters of Personal and Scientific Interest with Additional Information About His Colour-Vision & Atomic Theories

JAMA. 1945;127(17):1161. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860170073034

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At the meeting of the British Medical Association in Manchester in 1929 Dr. Brockbank read an essay with the title "John Dalton—Experimental Physiologist and Would-Be Physician." Dr. Brockbank became interested because he had access to letters, documents and materials that had been used by Dalton. The material has now been developed into a monograph that is a fine contribution to medical history. Here is the genesis of the anatomic theory and the beginning of scientific chemistry.

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