An account of the bones of animals being changed to a red colour by aliment only.Phil. Trans. (1735-6), 39, 287-8; 299-300., 1738.
Belchier fed animals with madder, noting that new bone formed subsequent to its ingestion was stained red. This was the earliest attempt at vital staining, and is also important as making possible the study of osteogenesis.
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