Gilbert of Colchester -An Elizabethan Magnetizer by Silvanus P. Thompson

By Silvanus P. Thompson

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Excudebat Petrus Short. Anno Londini. M D C. (Folio, pp. ) 2. Tractatus sive Physiologia nova magneticisque corporibus et De Magnete, magno mag- 44 Gilbert, of Colchester. nete Sex tellure comprehensus a Colcestrensi, medico libris Guilielmo Gilberto Omnia nunc Londinensi. D. & Mathe- figuris illustrata Wolfgangi Lochmans, Excusus Sedini mati. Sumptibus Joh. XXVIII. Title-page and typis Gotzianis Hallervordij. , plates, Anno pp. 232, with etched and an Index. ) 3. Nova De Magnete, Magneticisq corporibus & magno Magnete Tractatus, sive Physiologia ; tellure, sex libris comprehensus, a Guilielmo Gilberto Colcestrensi, In quibus ea, quae tant, plurimis Medico Londinensi.

Word From the terms assigned electridtas (electricity) by Gilbert the came into use to Gilbert, of Colchester. 35 denote the unseen agent operating in these actions. Gilbert further showed that the power of attraction exercised by the electric when rubbed was not limited to mere straws or chaff, but that all metals and woods, and also stones and earths were He attracted. liquids, electric force. He ments. He on electrical experi- observed that electrical off, by the ascertained that moisture exercises a prejudicial effect be screened even found that and water were drawn oil in a way effects can that magnetic effects cannot, by the interposition of a sheet of metal, or even by a piece of paper.

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