1821 in science

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The year 1821 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below.

Astronomy[edit]

Biology[edit]

Chemistry[edit]

Geography and exploration[edit]

Geology[edit]

Mathematics[edit]

Medicine[edit]

  • Charles Bell presents a paper to the Royal Society, "On the Nerves, Giving an Account of some Experiments on their Structure and Functions, which led to a New Arrangement of the System", identifying Bell's palsy; and also publishes his book Illustrations of the Great Operations of Surgery: Trepan, Hernia, Amputation, Aneurism, and Lithotomy (illustrated by himself).
  • Jean Marc Gaspard Itard publishes Traité des maladies d'oreille et de l'audition in Paris, a major work on otology.

Paleontology[edit]

Physics[edit]

Technology[edit]

  • Antide Janvier publishes his textbook on the theory and practice of watchmaking, Manuel Chronometrique, ou, precis de ce qui concerne le temps, ses divisions, ses mesures, leurs usages, etc. in Paris.

Awards[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kidd, John (1821). "Observations on Naphthaline, a peculiar substance resembling a concrete essential oil, which is apparently produced during the decomposition of coal tar, by exposure to a red heat". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. 111: 209–221. doi:10.1098/rstl.1821.0017. 
  2. ^ Headland, Robert K. (1989). Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-30903-5. OCLC 185311468. 
  3. ^ http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/556316/South-Orkney-Islands