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Paris, John Ayrton 1785-1856

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Works: 155 works in 486 publications in 1 language and 3,206 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  History  Guidebooks  Fiction  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Portraits  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc 
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A treatise on diet : with a view to establish on practical grounds a system of rules for the prevention and cure of the diseases incident to a disordered state of the digestive functions by John Ayrton Paris( Book )

32 editions published between 1826 and 2014 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy in sport made science in earnest : being an attempt to illustrate the first principles of natural philosophy by the aid of popular toys and sports : in three volumes by John Ayrton Paris( Book )

12 editions published in 1827 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pharmacologia by John Ayrton Paris( Book )

21 editions published between 1820 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Sir Humphry Davy, bart., LL.D., late president of the Royal Society, foreign associate of the Royal Institute of France by John Ayrton Paris( Book )

23 editions published between 1831 and 2015 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical jurisprudence by John Ayrton Paris( Book )

10 editions published in 1823 in English and Undetermined and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy in sport made science in earnest; being an attempt to illustrate the first principles of natural philosophy by the aid of the popular toys and sports of youth by John Ayrton Paris( Book )

32 editions published between 1846 and 1940 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pharmacologia : being an extended inquiry into the operations of medicinal bodies, upon which are founded the theory and art of prescribing by John Ayrton Paris( Book )

10 editions published between 1843 and 2015 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elements of medical chemistry : embracing only those branches of chemical science which are calculated to illustrate or explain the different objects of medicine, and to furnish a chemical grammar to the author's Pharmacologia by John Ayrton Paris( Book )

17 editions published between 1825 and 2016 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physician and author John Ayrton Paris (1785-1856), several of whose other medical and popular works have been reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection, published the first edition of his Pharmacologia in 1812. It was immediately successful, and went into eight further editions until 1843. The third edition, of 1820, has been reissued in this series. This book, published in 1825, was intended as a companion volume, providing a 'grammar' of chemistry for the medical student. After an imaginary dialogue on the importance of chemistry, between a provincial physician and 'the author', to whom the former is entrusting his son for his medical education, the book moves systematically from the general application of chemistry to medicine, through topics such as gravity, crystallization and electricity, to the detail of the actions of specific elements, and tables of relevant weights and measures, providing fascinating insights into the history of medical education
The life of Sir Humphry Davy by John Ayrton Paris( Book )

14 editions published between 1831 and 2011 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829) was a hugely influential chemist, inventor, and public lecturer who is recognised as one of the first professional scientists. He was apprenticed to an apothecary in 1795, which formed his introduction to chemical experiments. A chance meeting with Davis Giddy in 1798 introduced Davy into the wider scientific community, and in 1800 he was invited to a post at the Royal Institution, where he lectured to great acclaim. These volumes, first published in 1831, contain Davy's official biography. Researched and written by John Ayrton Paris, the work describes in detail Davy's life and his scientific studies. Organised chronologically with excerpts from his private correspondence, Davy's early life and his experiments and lectures at the Royal Institution and his Presidency of the Royal Society between 1820 and 1827 are explored in vivid detail. Volume 1 describes his life and work until 1812
Pharmacologia : corrected and extended, in accordance with the London pharmacopoeia of 1824, and with the generally advanced state of chemical science by John Ayrton Paris( Book )

8 editions published in 1825 in English and Undetermined and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy in sport made science in earnest : being an attempt to illustrate the first principles of natural philosophy by the aid of popular toys and sports by John Ayrton Paris( Book )

12 editions published between 1827 and 2015 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Ayrton Paris (1785-1856), writer and physician, became a member of the Linnean Society in 1810, and served as president of the Royal College of Physicians from 1844 until his death. Intended for children and originally composed for the author's family, this three-volume work about science was first published in 1827. Dedicated to the writer Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849) and with illustrations by George Cruikshank (1792-1878), it aims 'to blend amusement with instruction', since youth, as Paris writes, 'is naturally addicted to amusement'. Topics covered in Volume 1 include momentum, geometry, elasticity and rotatory motion; the science behind these is demonstrated using a yo-yo, a jack-in-the-box and a slingshot, among various other toys and games. A fascinating and popular text in the history of science education, the engaging narrative seeks to prove 'how profitably, and agreeably, the machinery of fiction may be worked for the dissemination of truth'
Science in sport made philosophy in earnest : being an attempt to illustrate some elementary principles of physical knowledge by means of toys and pastimes by Robert Routledge( Book )

2 editions published in 1877 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir on the physiology of the egg : read before the Linnean society of London, on the 21st of March, 1809 by John Ayrton Paris( Book )

7 editions published in 1810 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the Mount's Bay and the Land's End by John Ayrton Paris( Book )

7 editions published between 1824 and 2015 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical sketch of the late William George Maton, M.D. Read at an evening meeting of the College of Physicians by John Ayrton Paris( Book )

5 editions published between 1838 and 2011 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to the Mount's Bay and the Land's End : Comprehending the Topography, Botany, Agriculture, Fisheries, Antiquities, Mining, Mineralogy and Geology of Western Cornwall by John Ayrton Paris( Book )

8 editions published between 1816 and 2014 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President of the Royal College of Physicians from 1844 until his death, John Ayrton Paris (1785–1856) wrote chiefly on medical topics, yet he also devoted time to the study of science and natural history. He served as physician to the Penzance Dispensary between 1813 and 1817, during which time he helped to establish what became the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall. First published anonymously in 1816, and reissued here in the second edition of 1824, this work explores the landscapes and natural history of the western part of Cornwall. Presented as a series of 'excursions', the guide takes in locations such as St Michael's Mount and the Lizard, also covering the rich mining districts at Redruth and St Just, and discussing local customs, the Cornish language and the health-giving climate. Several of Paris's medical and biographical works are also reissued in this series, including his life of the Cornish chemist Sir Humphry Davy
Philosophy in sport made science in earnest : being an attempt to illustrate the first principles of natural philosophy by the aid of popular toys and sports by John Ayrton Paris( Book )

7 editions published between 1827 and 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translation of the Pharmacopoeia of the Royal College of Physicians, of London, 1851 : with notes and illustrations by Royal College of Physicians of London( Book )

2 editions published in 1851 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The life of Sir Humphry Davy
Alternative Names
Ayrton Paris, John 1785-1856

John Ayrton Paris British physician

John Ayrton Paris Brits uitvinder (1785-1856)

John Ayrton Paris médico británico

Paris, J. A. 1785-1856

Paris, J. A. (John Ayrton), 1785-1856

Paris, John A. 1785-1856

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