Swimming—Deaths by Drowning
W Bloor, 86 Paul Street, Finsbury
Accidents, Experiment, Error, Physics, Physiology
The writer summarizes his experiments concerning the tendency of the human body to sink or float in water, which were originally published in the Monthly Magazine in 1818. The writer also criticises 'Doctor Franklin's Advice to Bathers' and another anonymous cheap publication on swimming ('Instruction for Swimming') for incorrectly stating that the eyes cannot be opened once under water because of the hydrostatic pressure.
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