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William Benjamin Carpenter
Zoologist, Physiologist
William Benjamin Carpenter



  • On the voluntary and instinctive actions of living beings, 1837 digital copy
  • On unity of function in organized beings, 1837 digital copy
  • Principles of general and comparative physiology, 1839 digital copy
  • Inaugural dissertation on the physiological inferences to be deduced from the structure of the nervous system in the invertebrated classes of animals, 1839 digital copy
  • Popular cyclopaedia of natural science, 1841 digital copy
  • Principles of human physiology, 1842 digital copy
  • Animal physiology, 1843 digital copy
  • Zoology, 1844 vol 1, vol 2
  • A manual of physiology, 1846 digital copy
  • Temperance and teetotalism, 1847 digital copy
  • Vegetable Physiology and Systematic Botany, 1848 digital copy
  • On the use and abuse of alcoholic liquors in health and disease, 1850 digital copy
  • Elements of physiology, 1851 digital copy
  • Principles of physiology, general and comparative, 1851 digital copy
  • Principles of comparative physiology [Supplementary material in Charles Darwin's copy], 1854 digital copy
  • On the influence of suggestion in modifying and directing muscular movement, independently of volition, 1852 digital copy
  • The physiology of temperance & total abstinence, 1853 digital copy
  • The microscope, and its revelations, 1st edition 1856, 6th ed 1883 Vol 1, 6th ed 1883 Vol 2
  • Introduction to the study of the Foraminifera, with William Kitchen Parker and Thomas Rupert Jones 1862 digital copy
  • On binocular vision and the stereoscope, 1862 (short work) digital copy
  • The correlation and conservation of forces, by Prof. Grove, Prof. Helmholtz, Dr. Mayer, Dr. Faraday, Prof. Liebig and Dr. Carpenter. 1865 digital copy
  • Researches on the structure, physiology and development of Antedon (Comatula, Lamk.) rosaceus, 1866 digital copy
  • The depths of the sea. An account of the general results of the dredging cruises of H.M. SS. Porcupine and Lightning during the summers of 1868, 1869 and 1870, under the scientific direction of Dr. Carpenter, F.R.S., J. Gwyn Jeffreys, F.R.S., and Dr. Wyville Thomson, F.R.S (1873) digital copy
  • The truth about vaccination & smallpox, 1881 digital copy
  • Nature and Man: Essays Scientific and Philosophical, 1888 digital copy
  • Mechanical philosophy, horology, and astronomy, 1857 digital copy
  • Principles of Mental Physiology - With their Applications to the Training and Discipline of the Mind, and the Study of its Morbid Conditions (1874) (digital copy)

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