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Issue: 037, 09/07/28 p. 588, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Astronomy), Para 6
Category: Astronomy   Psychology   Imagination   Scientific Hypotheses   Illusions   
Topic: The Moon. [Observers of the moon, it is suggested, are suggestible, looking at it "with the notion of land, and water, and mountains, in their heads". What they think they see adds weight to the fantasy of an eminent unnamed commentator they do not wish to offend]
Person: BAKER   

Issue: 038, 16/07/28 p. 603, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Astronomy), Para 7
Category: Astronomy   Imagination   Scientific Hypotheses   Illusions   
Topic: Volcano in the Moon. [Luminous spot observed by Captain Rater as likely to be "the conflagration of a lunar forest" as the "volcanic appearance" he had guessed at]
Person: RATER, Capt.   

Issue: 046, 10/09/28 p. 731, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Animated Nature. (Anthropology), Para 7
Category: Medicine   Psychology   Psychosomatic Aspects of Disease   Sensory Illusions   
Topic: Hypochondriacs. [Sensory illusions in cases of "hypochondriasm"]
Person: CABANIS   

Issue: 116, 09/01/30 p. 31
Heading: Iodic Acid: Error of Sir Humphry Davy, Corrected
Category: Chemistry   History Of Science   Illusions   False Scientific Doctrines   
Topic: ["All authors" take for granted the existence of iodo-sulphuric, iodo-nitric, and iodo-phosphoric acids, because they were described by Davy. Serullas has now disproved the existence of these compounds having procured pure iodic acid]
Person: DAVY, Sir Humphrey   SERULLAS, M.   
Institution: Academie des Sciences   
, 21/12/1829
Issue: 148, 28/08/30 p. 542
Category: Geography   Exploration   History Of Science   Illusions   False Scientific Doctrines   
Topic: [Bafin is about to publish manuscripts to show that the Scandinavians visited America long before Columbus]
Person: BAFIN, M.   SILLIMAN   COLUMBUS   SEGVALSONS, Erling   HORDASON, Biorne   ADDSON, Endride   
Source: American Journal of Science   

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