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Unpublished paper, 'On the effect of exercise upon the bodily temperatures' by Thomas Clifford Allbutt

Reference number: AP/53/1

Date: October 1870

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Allbutt's object in carrying out the experiments recorded in the present paper was to inquire whether the regulating-power of the organism held good under great variations of muscular exertion. For this purpose he made frequent daily examinations of his own temperatures during a short walking tour in Switzerland, and found that the effect of continuous muscular exertion upon himself was to sharpen the curve of daily variation, the culmination being one or two tenths higher than usual, and the evening fall coming on more rapidly and somewhat earlier. Charts of the daily temperatures are included with the paper.

Annotations in pencil and ink throughout. Marked on front as 'Archives Mar 16/71'.

Subject: Physiology

Received 12 November 1870. Read 9 February 1871. Communicated by George Busk.

Written by Allbutt in Leeds [England].

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 19 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the effect of exercise upon the bodily temperature'.

An abstract of this paper was published by Allbutt in the British Medical Journal [later The BMJ] : Allbutt, Thomas Clifford. 'The Effect of Exercise upon the Bodily Temperature.' The British Medical Journal, volume 1, number 529 (1871), p. 165.

A version of this paper was published by Allbutt in the Journal of Anatomy and Physiology [later Journal of Anatomy] : Allbutt, Thomas Clifford. 'The Effect of Exercise on the Bodily Temperature.' The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology, volume 7, number 1 (1872), pp. 106-119.

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AP/53/1
Earliest possible date
October 1870
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Ink and graphite pencil on paper
Page extent
50 pages
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Manuscript

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Thomas Clifford Allbutt

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Thomas Clifford Allbutt, Unpublished paper, 'On the effect of exercise upon the bodily temperatures' by Thomas Clifford Allbutt, October 1870, AP/53/1, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_53_1/unpublished-paper-on-the-effect-of-exercise-upon-the-bodily-temperatures-by-thomas-clifford-allbutt, accessed on 27 May 2024

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