1761 in science

The year 1761 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below.

List of years in science (table)


Guillaume Le Gentil, who had hoped to observe from Pondicherry in India, is prevented from doing so due to the Seven Years' War and Ruđer Bošković arrives late in Constantinople.


  • Louis Gérard publishes Flora Gallo-Provincialis, the first flora arranged according to natural classification.[1]




  • Leopold Auenbrugger publishes Novum ex Percussione Thoracis Humani Interni Pectoris Morbos Detegendi in Vienna, for the first time advocating percussion of the chest as a diagnostic measure.
  • Giovanni Battista Morgagni publishes De Sedibus et causis morborum per anatomem indagatis ("Of the seats and causes of diseases investigated through anatomy", published in Venice), a pioneering work of anatomical pathology.
  • Samuel-Auguste Tissot publishes Avis au peuple sur sa santé, a popular text of the century.[3]

Veterinary medicineEdit






  1. ^ Williams, Roger L. (1988). "Gerard and Jaume: Two Neglected Figures in the History of Jussiaean Classification". Taxon. 37: 2–34. doi:10.2307/1220932. JSTOR 1220932.
  2. ^ Lambert, Johann Heinrich (1762). "Mémoire sur quelques propriétés remarquables des quantités transcendentes circulaires et logarithmiques". Histoire de l'Académie. Berlin (published 1768). XVII: 265–322.
  3. ^ Singy, Patrick (2010). "The popularization of medicine in the eighteenth century: writing, reading, and rewriting Samuel Auguste Tissot's Avis au peuple sur sa santé". The Journal of Modern History. 82: 769–800. doi:10.1086/656073. JSTOR 656073.
  4. ^ "Copley Medal | British scientific award". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  5. ^ Jean-François Vincent. "Fauchard, Pierre". www.biusante.parisdescartes.fr (in French). Bibliothèque interuniversitaire de Santé, Université de Paris (Base biographique). Retrieved 2021-02-08.