|Pseudodoxia Epidemica: Or, Enquiries into very many Received Tenents and commonly presumed Truths|
|Thomas Brown, James Eason, ed.|
| 1646, 1672
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Also known as "Vulgar Errors", this seventeenth-century text is an attempt to correct the many "errors" in earlier texts. Book 3, "Of divers popular and received Tenents concerning Animals, which examined, prove either false or dubious" describes and debunks many of the fabulous stories told about animals in the Middle Ages.