1761 in science

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The year 1761 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below.

Astronomy[edit]

Guillaume Le Gentil, who had hoped to observe from Pondicherry in India, was prevented from doing so due to the Seven Years' War and Ruđer Bošković arrives late in Constantinople.

Botany[edit]

  • Louis Gérard publishes Flora Gallo-Provincialis, the first flora arranged according to natural classification.[1]

Chemistry[edit]

Medicine[edit]

  • Leopold Auenbrugger publishes Novum ex Percussione Thoracis Humani Interni Pectoris Morbos Detegendi in Vienna, for the first time advocating percussion of the chest as a diagnostic measure.
  • Samuel-Auguste Tissot publishes Avis au peuple sur sa santé, a popular text of the century.[2]

Veterinary medicine[edit]

Technology[edit]

Awards[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Roger L. (1988). "Gerard and Jaume: Two Neglected Figures in the History of Jussiaean Classification". Taxon 37: 2–34. JSTOR 1220932. 
  2. ^ Singy, Patrick (2010). "The popularization of medicine in the eighteenth century: writing, reading, and rewriting Samuel Auguste Tissot's Avis au peuple sur sa santé". The Journal of Modern History 82: 769–800. doi:10.1086/656073. JSTOR 656073.