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Unpublished paper, 'On the typical forms of the large secreting organs of the human body' by Thomas Silvester [Sylvester]

Reference number: AP/35/4

Date: 09 November 1853

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Silvester offers some observations on the large secreting organs of the human body, namely, the lungs, the liver, the kidney, the stomach, the intestines and the developments connected with reproduction. He observes that there are great obstacles to an attempt to reduce them to a uniform type, but that further observation reveals a typical uniformity, in adaptation to special purposes, 'unequalled in the rest of the human oeconomy'.

Includes 12 pages of anatomical drawings in coloured ink.

Subject: Anatomy / Physiology

Received 11 November 1853. Read 24 November 1853. Communicated by Thomas Bell.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 6 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'On the typical forms of the large secreting organs of the human body'.

Reference number
AP/35/4
Earliest possible date
09 November 1853
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
55 pages
Format
Drawing
Manuscript

Creator name

Thomas Silvester

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Thomas Silvester, Unpublished paper, 'On the typical forms of the large secreting organs of the human body' by Thomas Silvester [Sylvester], 09 November 1853, AP/35/4, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_35_4/unpublished-paper-on-the-typical-forms-of-the-large-secreting-organs-of-the-human-body-by-thomas-silvester-sylvester, accessed on 27 May 2024

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