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Thomas Young - bibliography

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Biography

English physician and physicist, born June 13, 1773, Milverton, Somerset; died May 10, 1829, London.

Bibliography

  • Observations on vision.
    Philosophical Transactions, 1793, 83: 169-181.
  • De corporis humani viribus conservatricibus.
    Doctoral dissertation, Göttingen, 1796.
  • On the mechanism of the eye.
    Philosophical Transactions, 1801, 91: 23-28.
    Includes the first description of astigmatism, with measurements and optical constants
  • On the theory of light and colours. Philosophical Transactions, 1802, 92: 12-48.
  • A Course of Lectures on Natural Philosophy and the Mechanical Arts.
    2 volumes, 4, London, 1807; 1845 published by P. Kelland.
    The most complete and exact work on physics in his time.
  • An introduction to medical literature, including a system of practical nosology. Intended as a guide to students, and an assistant to practitioners.
    London, 1813; 2nd edition, 1823. Treatise on consumptive diseases. 1815.
  • Herbert Spencer Robinson:
    Thomas Young. A Chronology and Bibliography with Estimates of his Work and Character.
    Med. Life, 1929; 36: 526-540.

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