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Science: Britain’s Royal Society Puts Historic Papers Online

November 30th, 2009 by Isaac Meadows in E-Resources, Reference

From BBC News:

One of the world’s oldest scientific institutions is marking the start of its 350th year by putting 60 of its most memorable research papers online.

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The papers published on the Trailblazing website were first printed in the society’s journal, Philosophical Transactions.

They were chosen from 60,000 printed since the journal’s foundation in 1665 – a date which makes it the oldest continuously published scientific periodical in the world.

Among the highlights are a gruesome account of a 17th Century blood transfusion and the article in which Sir Isaac showed that white light is a mixture of other colours.

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