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By Nicholas J. Wade

William Charles Wells (1757-1817) used to be one of many most popular, and forgotten, American scientists of the eighteenth century. He will be stated as laying the rules for contemporary experiences of vestibular functionality in addition to eye hobbies. This booklet reprints his Essay on unmarried imaginative and prescient with eyes (1792) and his personal Memoir of his lifestyles (1818). Wells’ essay on ordinary choice is reprinted as an Appendix. Wells' experiments and observations on normal phenomena will shock scholars of technological know-how as a result of their modernity.

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