De Magnetica [...] Plantarum p. 638

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Stephen at Mar 30, 2024 03:24 PM

De Magnetica [...] Plantarum p. 638

amounts of mercury are found, if indeed mercury vaporised through subterranean heat finds a way to percolate through the finest cracks and is bound up within the dewy leaves of trees and is restored to its natural state when it arrives within the bark of the tree. Anyone who has attained a good grasp of this reason will also understand the reason why sometimes in tombs quicksilver is found in the skulls of the dead. For those craftsmen who are much engaged in extracting or precipitating mercury often take in no small part of the vapour through their nostrils, which on reaching the cold chambers of the brain re-congeals there, and persists there even after death as if in vials: not, as the pseudoscientists babble on, because


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De Magnetica [...] Plantarum p. 638


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