1832 in science

The year 1832 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below.

List of years in science (table)


  • Dr. Thomas Bell begins publication of A Monograph of the Testudinata, the first comprehensive study of the world's turtles.
  • Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire begins publication of Histoire générale et particulière des anomalies de l’organisation chez l’homme et les animaux, a key text on teratology.[1]






  • James Rennell's An Investigation of the Currents of the Atlantic Ocean, and of those which prevail between the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic is published posthumously by his daughter. It will not be significantly superseded for more than a century.[10]







  1. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition. 1911.
  2. ^ "Justus von Liebig and Friedrich Wöhler". Science History Institute.
  3. ^ Bowden, Mary Ellen (1997). "Justus von Liebig and Friedrich Wöhler". Chemical achievers: the human face of the chemical sciences. Philadelphia, PA: Chemical Heritage Foundation. pp. 83–87. ISBN 9780941901123.
  4. ^ Crilly, Tony (2007). 50 Mathematical Ideas you really need to know. London: Quercus. p. 152. ISBN 978-1-84724-008-8.
  5. ^ As an appendix to a mathematics textbook by his father, Farkas Bolyai, published in Maros Vásárhelyini.
  6. ^ "'Slum Saint' honoured with statue". BBC News. 4 February 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
  7. ^ Rathbone, Herbert R. (1927), Memoir of Kitty Wilkinson of Liverpool, 1786-1860, H. Young & Sons
  8. ^ Hellman, S. (2007). "Brief Consideration of Thomas Hodgkin and His Times". In Hoppe, R. T.; Mauch, P. T.; Armitage, J. O.; Diehl, V.; Weiss, L. M. (eds.). Hodgkin Lymphoma (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. pp. 3–6. ISBN 978-0-7817-6422-3.
  9. ^ Hodgkin, T. (1832). "On some morbid experiences of the absorbent glands and spleen". Medico-Chirurgical Transactions. London. 17: 69–97.
  10. ^ "James Rennell – the father of oceanography". Southampton: National Oceanography Centre, James Rennell Division for Ocean Circulation and Climate. 2009. Archived from the original on 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2011-04-05.
  11. ^ Necker, L. A. (1832). "Observations on some remarkable optical phaenomena seen in Switzerland; and on an optical phaenomenon which occurs on viewing a figure of a crystal or geometrical solid". London and Edinburgh Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science. 1 (5): 329–337. doi:10.1080/14786443208647909.
  12. ^ "Copley Medal | British scientific award". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 22 July 2020.