1831 in science

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The year 1831 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below.

Astronomy[edit]

Biology[edit]

Chemistry[edit]

  • A. A. Bussy publishes his Mémoire sur le Radical métallique de la Magnésie describing his method of isolating magnesium.

Exploration[edit]

Medicine[edit]

  • Dr C. Turner Thackrah publishes The Effects of the Principal Arts, Trades, and Professions, and of Civic States and Habits of Living, on Health and Longevity, with a particular reference to the trades and manufactures of Leeds, and suggestions for the removal of many of the agents which produce disease and shorten the duration of life, a pioneering study of occupational and public health in a newly industrialised city.[4]

Paleontology[edit]

  • Henry Witham publishes Observations on fossil vegetables, accompanied by representations of their internal structure, as seen through the microscope in Edinburgh.

Technology[edit]

Institutions[edit]

Awards[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "SAO/NASA ADS Astronomy Abstract Service". Retrieved 2011-02-06. 
  2. ^ "A brief history of the RAS". Royal Astronomical Society. Archived from the original on 30 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 
  3. ^ "History Of Dublin Zoo". Family Fun. Retrieved 2011-12-20. 
  4. ^ Hunt, Tristram (2004). Building Jerusalem: the rise and fall of the Victorian city. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN 0-297-60767-7. 
  5. ^ Bishop, R.E.D. (1979). Vibration (2nd ed.). Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-22779-8. 
  6. ^ "Icons, a portrait of England 1820-1840". Archived from the original on 22 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 
  7. ^ Scientific writings of Joseph Henry. 30(2). Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution. 1886. p. 434. 
  8. ^ Clarke, Mike (2009-01-05). "A Brief History of Movable Bridges". Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  9. ^ Waterston, Charles D.; Shearer, A. Macmillan (July 2006). Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783-2002: Biographical Index (PDF) 2. Royal Society of Edinburgh. p. 964. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  10. ^ Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 257–258. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.