1540 in science

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The year 1540 in science and technology included a number of events, some of which are listed here.

Chemistry[edit]

Exploration[edit]

Metallurgy[edit]

Physiology and medicine[edit]

  • Publication in London of the first printed book in English on obstetrics, The Byrth of Mankynde, a translation attributed to Richard Jonas from Rösslin's De partu hominis. It will continue to be issued in new editions for more than a century.[2]

Births[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Pirotechnia of Vanoccio Biringuccio. Dover. ISBN 0-486-26134-4. 
  2. ^ Ballantyne, J. W. (October 1906). "The Byrth of Mankynde (Its Author and Editions)". The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynæcology of the British Empire 10 (4): 297–325. doi:10.1111/j.1471-0528.1906.tb12722.x. Retrieved 2012-02-06.