Dublin Philosophical Society

From An Illustrated History of Ireland by Margaret Anne Cusack

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The Dublin Philosophical Society held their first meetings on Cork-hill, at the close of this century, and it is evident that there were many men in that age who had more than ordinary zeal for scientific research. Dr. Mullen has left a detailed account of the difficulties under which he dissected an elephant, which had been burned to death in the booth where it was kept for exhibition, on the 17th June, 1682. According to Haller, oculists are indebted to him for some important discoveries connected with the organs of vision.[3]

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[3] Vision.—Gilbert's Dublin, vol. ii. p. 149.