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" The suddenness of the transition," writes Wollaston, " from perfect hearing to total want of perception, occasions a degree of surprise which renders an experiment of this kind with a series of small pipes among several persons rather amusing. It is curious... "
The Saturday Magazine ... - Page 83
1842
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Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London

Meteorology - 1820
...experiment on this subject with a series of small pipes among several persons rather amusing. It is curious to observe the change of feeling manifested...observe a limit to the hearing of sharp sound in any person under so years of age, I am persuaded, by the account that I have received from others, that...
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Altägyptisches Bienenwesen im Lichte modernen Welt-Bienenwirthschaft, Volume 1

A.P. Beresford, Alexander Dedekind, Andrew Jameson, Auguste de Saint-Hilaire, Benjamin Kidd, Bouffier de Sauvages, Charles Bucke, Edward Latham Ormerod, Esq. Thomas Hale, George Hubbard, Harry Wallis Kew, Herbert S. Shorthouse, I. Hopkins, James Caldwell, James Cavanah Murphy, Lippi, M.M.M., T. Slevan, Thorsley, Travers James Briant, William Carr, William Dunbar, William Hyde Wollaston - Agriculture - 1820 - 7 pages
...experiment on this subject with a series of small pipes among several persons rather amusing. It is curious to observe the change of feeling manifested by various individuals of a party in succession, as the sounds approach and pass the limits of their hearing. Those who enjoy...
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The Art of Improving the Voice and Ear: And of Increasing Their Musical ...

James Rennie (surgeon.) - Voice - 1825 - 336 pages
...persons, rather amusing. Those who enjoy a temporary triumph, from hearing notes inaudible to others, are often compelled in their turn to acknowledge to how short a distance thei superiority extends. Dr. Wollaston found that one of his friends was quite insensible to the sound...
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The Boston Journal of Philosophy and the Arts, Volume 1

Science - 1824
...amusing. It is curious to observe the change of feelihg manifested by various individuals of a parly in succession, as the sounds approach and pass the...observe a limit to the hearing of sharp sound in any person under twenty years of age, I am persuaded, by the account that I have received from others,...
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The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal, Volume 4

Sir David Brewster, Robert Jameson - Science - 1821
...experiment on this subject with a series of small pipes among several persons rather amusing. It is curious to observe the change of feeling manifested by various individuals of a party in succession, as the sounds approach and pass the limits of their hearing. Those who enjoy...
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Insect Miscellanies..

James Rennie - Animals - 1831 - 414 pages
...persons, rather amusing. Those who enjoy a temporary triumph, from hearing notes inaudible to others, are often compelled, in their turn, to acknowledge to how short a distance their superiority extends. Dr. Wollaston accordingly found that one of his friends was quite insensible to...
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Elements of physiology

Thomas Johnstone Aitkin - 1838 - 514 pages
...experiment on this subject, with a series of small pipes, among several persons, rather amusing. It is curious to observe the change of feeling manifested...short a distance their little superiority extends." Dr Wollaston mentions, that a friend of his could imperfectly hear a note four octaves above the middle...
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Elements of Physiology: Being an Account of the Laws and Principles of the ...

Thomas Johnstone Aitkin - Physiology - 1838 - 514 pages
...this subject, with a series of small pipes, among several persons, rather amusing. It is curious io observe the change of feeling manifested by various...short a distance their little superiority extends." Dr Wollaston mentions, that a friend of his could imperfectly hear a note four octaves above the middle...
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Sound: A Course of Eight Lectures Delivered at the Royal Institution of ...

John Tyndall - Sound - 1867 - 335 pages
...an experiment of this kind with a series of small pipes among several persons rather amusing. It is curious to observe the change of feeling manifested...short a distance their little superiority extends.' 'Nothing can be more surprising,' writes Sir John Herschel, in reference to this subject, 'than to...
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Sound, 8 lectures

John Tyndall - 1867
...an experiment of this kind with a series of small pipes among several persons rather amusing. It is curious to observe the change of feeling manifested by various individuals of the party, iu succession, as the sounds approach and pass the limits of their hearing. Those who enjoy a temporary...
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