A Selection of Curious Articles from the Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 3

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John Walker
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1811

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Origin of the Mayor of Garrat
On Apparitions
On swallowing Pins or Fish Bones By W Turnbull M D
On salting Meat and purifying Water
Cost of the fifty new Churches built by Sir Christopher Wren
Strictures on the present state of our Convict Laws
The effect of Music on the Nerves and on the singing of Birds
Inquiry into the Effects of Spirituous
On the Ventilation of Prisons
A Provincial dislike to Game how to be ac counted for 409
Instance of a singular Dream and correspond ing Event
Influence of particular Studies with respect to Longevity
Dr Stukeley on the Gout
Hops not so good as formerly and a remedy proposed
Origin of Tontines
On catching Cold
Method of using the Cold Bath to most ad vantage
Sufferings of Lieut George Spearing in a Coal Pit
Against shooting Swallows Martens c 494
A curious Story of an Apparition
Proposal for lending small sums to the In dustrious Poor
Cold Water recommended for a Scald
Sir Ashton Levers Directions for preserving Birds c
A Royal HawkKing Jamess Hawking Sir Anthony Weldon Weldons Court of King James
On the progressive Introduction of News papers
Curious Chirurgical Operation
The word PREMises improperly applied 5 i 1
Observations of a Youth who had just re covered his Sight
Feasting on Live Flesh
Useful method of flooring at Bengal
Principal Cause of Smoky Chimnies with a remedy
Scurvy caused by common culinary salt 5 19
The efficacy of Yeast in Putrid Fevers

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