The year 1540 in science and technology included a number of events, some of which are listed here.

List of years in science (table)

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Physiology and medicineEdit

 
De partu hominis
  • Publication in London of the first printed book in English on obstetrics, The Byrth of Mankynde, a translation attributed to Richard Jonas from Rösslin's De partu hominis. It will continue to be issued in new editions for more than a century.[3]

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fitzharris, Lindsey. The butchering art : Joseph Lister's quest to transform the grisly world of Victorian medicine. Penguin Random House. p. 7. ISBN 9780141983387.
  2. ^ The Pirotechnia of Vanoccio Biringuccio. Dover. 1990. ISBN 978-0-486-26134-8.
  3. ^ Ballantyne, J. W. (October 1906). "The Byrth of Mankynde (Its Author and Editions)". The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynæcology of the British Empire. 10 (4): 297–325. doi:10.1111/j.1471-0528.1906.tb12722.x. PMC 5413625. PMID 29612085.