Wilkins Lecture - Robert Hooke

  title={Wilkins Lecture - Robert Hooke},
  author={E. N. da C. Andrade},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B - Biological Sciences},
  pages={153 - 187}
  • E. Andrade
  • Published 24 July 1950
  • Education
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B - Biological Sciences
Science in England in the latter part of the seventeenth century is overshadowed by the mighty name of Newton, who has justly received the praises of all the great natural philosophers who came after him. In that springtime of science there were, however, in England a number of other men of genius who carried out work of prime importance—Robert Boyle; John Wallis and Isaac Barrow: Flamsteed and Halley; Willughby and Ray; Sydenham and Glisson; and Robert Hooke. Of these Robert Hooke has good… 
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