1. Harvey, W., De Motu Cordis (1624).
2. Aubrey, J., Brief Lives (1681).
4. Harvey, W, op. cit.
5. Quoted from Gibson, W. C.,'The biomedical pursuits of Christopher Wren', Medical History (1970) 14: 334.
7. Boyle, R., Some Considerations Touching the Usefulness of Experimental Naturall Philosophy (Oxford) 1663, Part II, p. 64.
8. Hoff, E. C. and Hoff, P. M.,'The life and times of Richard Lower, physiologist and physician', Bulletin of the Institute of the History of Medicine (1936) 7: 517–35.
9. Translated from Lower, R., Tractatus de Corde (1671).
10. (With modifications) from Brown, Harcourt, Scientific Organisations in Seventeenth Century France (Baltimore: The Williams and Wilkins Company), 1934, ch IV, pp. 64–65.
11. Ibid., p. 66.
12. Ibid., p. 67.
13. Ibid., p. 125.
14. Weld, Charles Richard, History of the Royal Society (London: John W Parker), 1848, p. 37.
15. Ibid., p. 42.
16. Fellows signature book of the Royal Society.
17. Birch, History of the Royal Society, 1:107.
18. Intriguingly, Pepys says that the meeting was at Gresham College, though all other historians record that meetings of the Royal Society over this period occurred at Arundel House. Most probably