1657 in science

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The year 1657 in science and technology involved some significant events.

Mathematics[edit]

Medicine[edit]

  • Walter Rumsey invents the provang, a baleen instrument which he describes in his Organon Salutis: an instrument to cleanse the stomach.[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "I believe that we do not know anything for certain, but everything probably." —Christiaan Huygens, Letter to Pierre Perrault, 'Sur la préface de M. Perrault de son traité del'Origine des fontaines' [1763], Oeuvres Complétes de Christiaan Huygens (1897), Vol. 7, 298. Quoted in Jacques Roger, The Life Sciences in Eighteenth-Century French Thought, ed. Keith R. Benson and trans. Robert Ellrich (1997), 163. Quotation selected by W.F. Bynum and Roy Porter (eds., 2005), Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations ISBN 0-19-858409-1 p. 317 quotation 4.
  2. ^ Gullberg, Jan. Mathematics from the Birth of Numbers. W. W. Norton & Company. pp. 963–965. ISBN 978-0-393-04002-9. 
  3. ^ "The Coffee Houses of Old London". Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  4. ^ Morrice, J. C. (1918). Wales in the Seventeenth Century: its literature and men of letters and action. Bangor: Jarvis & Foster. p. 26. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  5. ^ van den Ende, Hans, et al. (2004). Huygens's Legacy: The Golden Age of the Pendulum Clock. Fromanteel Ltd. 
  6. ^ Milham, Willis I. (1945). Time and Timekeepers. London: Macmillan. p. 146. ISBN 0-7808-0008-7. 
  7. ^ Glasgow, David (1885). Watch and Clock Making. London: Cassell. p. 293. 
  8. ^ Headrick, Michael (2002). "Origin and Evolution of the Anchor Clock Escapement". Control Systems magazine (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) 22 (2). Archived from the original on 2009-10-25. Retrieved 2007-06-06. 
  9. ^ Reid, Thomas (1832). Treatise on Clock and Watch-making, Theoretical and Practical. Philadelphia: Carey & Lea. p. 184.