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Unpublished paper, 'Observations on the physiology of the nerves of sensation illustrated by a case of paralysis of the fifth pair of nerves' by John Bishop

Reference number: AP/17/2

Date: February 1833

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Bishop shares his observations on the v-trigeminal cranial nerve and its influence on sight, smell, taste and 'common sensibility'. Includes a case study and details of post-mortem examination in which the patient was found to have a tumour on the optic nerve. There are two diagrams separate to the text. Verso of page 13 has a pencil annotation reading 'Qu. of mind or body?'.

Subject: Physiology / Anatomy

Received 2 February 1833 by John George Children. Communicated by P M [Peter Mark] Roget.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 3 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'Observations on the physiology of the nerves of sensation, illustrated by a case of paralysis of the fifth pair'.

Reference number
AP/17/2
Earliest possible date
February 1833
Physical description
Ink and graphite pencil on paper
Page extent
24 pages
Format
Manuscript

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John Bishop

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John Bishop, Unpublished paper, 'Observations on the physiology of the nerves of sensation illustrated by a case of paralysis of the fifth pair of nerves' by John Bishop, February 1833, AP/17/2, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_17_2/unpublished-paper-observations-on-the-physiology-of-the-nerves-of-sensation-illustrated-by-a-case-of-paralysis-of-the-fifth-pair-of-nerves-by-john-bishop, accessed on 21 February 2024

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