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Unpublished paper, 'On the action of ammonia and its salts and of hydrocyanic acid upon muscle and nerve' by T [Thomas] Lauder Brunton and [John] Theodore Cash

Reference number: AP/61/1

Date: 1881

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Brunton and Cash present observations from a series of experiments on the action of ammonia and its salts and of hydrocyanic acid upon muscle and nerve. They share the results of test with ammonia, ammonium chloride, ammonium nitrate, ammonium nitrite and cyanide of ammonium, describing the contraction of muscles and stimulation of nerves.

Annotations in pencil and ink throughout. Marked on front as 'Mar 16/82'. Includes 12 photographs relating to experimental results.

Subject: Physiology / Chemistry

Received 26 May 1881. Read 16 June 1881.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 32 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the action of ammonia and its salts, and of hydrocyanic acid upon muscle and nerve'.

Reference number
AP/61/1
Earliest possible date
1881
Physical description
Ink and graphite pencil on paper
Page extent
25 pages
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Manuscript
Photograph

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Thomas Lauder Brunton

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Thomas Lauder Brunton, Unpublished paper, 'On the action of ammonia and its salts and of hydrocyanic acid upon muscle and nerve' by T [Thomas] Lauder Brunton and [John] Theodore Cash, 1881, AP/61/1, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_61_1/unpublished-paper-on-the-action-of-ammonia-and-its-salts-and-of-hydrocyanic-acid-upon-muscle-and-nerve-by-t-thomas-lauder-brunton-and-john-theodore-cash, accessed on 12 April 2024

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