1853 in science

The year 1853 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below.

List of years in science (table)



  • November 25 – First definite sighting of Heard Island in the Antarctic.
  • Alfred Russel Wallace publishes A Narrative of Travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro, with an account of the native tribes, and observations on the climate, geology, and natural history of the Amazon Valley.









  1. ^ Nouvelle fonction du foie, considéré comme organe producteur de matière sucrée chez l'homme et les animaux. Paris.
  2. ^ Steiner, J. (1853). "Combinatorische Außgabe". Journal für die Reine und Angewandte Mathematik. 45: 181–182.
  3. ^ "United Kingdom Vaccination Act 1853". Policy Navigator. The Health Foundation. Retrieved 2020-11-18.
  4. ^ Siegel, I. M. (1988). "Historical Vignette #9. Little big man: the life and genius of William John Little (1810-1894)". Orthopedic Review. 17 (11): 1156, 1161–6. PMID 3060808.
  5. ^ Engel, Rainer (2007). "Development of the Modern Cystoscope: An Illustrated History". Medscape. Retrieved 2011-10-17.
  6. ^ "The Historical Documents". Barsanti e Matteucci. Fondazione Barsanti & Matteucci. 2009. Retrieved 2013-11-01.
  7. ^ Ricci, G. (2012). "The First Internal Combustion Engine". In Starr, F.; Marshall, E.L.; Lawton, B. (eds.). The Piston Engine Revolution. London: Newcomen Society. pp. 23–44. ISBN 978-0-904685-15-2.
  8. ^ "Copley Medal | British scientific award". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 23 July 2020.