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The year 1747 in science and technology involved some significant events.

Anatomy

Bernhard Siegfried Albinus (1697–1770), with the help of the artist Jan Wandelaar (1691–1759), produces the most exact account of the bones and muscles of the human body in Tabulae Sceleti et Musculorum Corporis Humani.
Albrecht von Haller publishes Experiments in the Anatomy of Respiration.

Engineering

École royale des ponts et chaussées established in Paris under Jean-Rodolphe Perronet.

Mathematics

Jean le Rond d'Alembert uses partial differential equations in mathematical physics.

Medicine

January 31 - The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital.[1]
James Lind undertakes one of the first controlled experiments in clinical medicine, on the effect of citrus fruit as a cure for scurvy.[2]

Physics

July 2 - Benjamin Robins presents a paper to the Royal Society describing the physics of a spinning projectile following his investigation of rifle barrels.[3][4]

Awards

Copley Medal: Gowin Knight

Births

19 January 1747 Birth of Johann Elert Bode, German astronomer (d. 1826)
November 23 - Baron Sigmund Zois von Edelstein (Baron von Zois), Slovenian geologist after whom zoisite is named (d. 1819)

Deaths

April 2 - Johann Jacob Dillenius, German botanist, botanical artist, and physician who studied and produced several papers on cryptogams (lower plants that do not have seeds or flowers), such as mosses and algae (b. 1687)
August 8 - Mårten Triewald, Swedish mechanical engineer (b. 1691)
Johann Heinrich von Heucher, German botanist, after whom the genus heuchera is named (b. 1677)

References

^ Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0.
^ Carlisle, Rodney (2004). Scientific American Inventions and Discoveries. New Jersey: Wiley. p. 393. ISBN 0-471-24410-4.
^ Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 311–312. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
^ "Long Range Shooting, An Historical Perspective (2)". Archived from the original on 22 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-27.

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