1664 in science

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The year 1664 in science and technology involved some significant events.

Astronomy[edit]

Biology[edit]

  • Francesco Redi writes Osservazioni intorno alle vipere ("Observations about the Viper"), demonstrating that popular beliefs about venom are untrue.

Mathematics[edit]

Medicine[edit]

  • Thomas Willis publishes Cerebri Anatome, cui accessit nervorum descriptio et usus in London, including illustrations by Christopher Wren. This contains an accurate account of the nervous system and introduces the term "neurology".

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jupiter - The Great Red Spot". Enchanted Learning. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  2. ^ Crilly, Tony (2007). 50 Mathematical Ideas you really need to know. London: Quercus. p. 53. ISBN 978-1-84724-008-8.