Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  1 (1817), 303–05.


[William Laidlaw?] *




Geology, Mining, Mineralogy | Geology | Geology, Chemistry, Discovery, Health | Zoology, Botany

People mentioned:

Robert Jameson, John Macculloch, Thomas L Dick, Mrs Grose , William Paterson

Institutions mentioned:

Geological Society of London , Royal Society of Edinburgh , Bath Literary and Philosophical Society

    Reports that James Stodart has successfully repeated experiments which support the 'recent discoveries of Professor Leslie, whose frigorific process, by the combined powers of absorption and evaporation, acts with uncommon energy and effect'. Later states: 'This elegant discovery of the Professor promises to prove equally interesting to the philosopher, and important in its application to the common purposes of life in every climate. Whether required as a luxury in health or as a necessary in sickness, ice may at all times be readily procured'. (303)

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