Skip to content

Please be aware that some material may contain words, descriptions or illustrations which will not reflect current scientific understanding and may be considered in today's context inaccurate, unethical, offensive or distressing.

Unpublished paper, 'On the structure and functions of the human corpus callosum' by D J [David James] Hamilton

Reference number: AP/63/3

Date: 1884

Description

Hamilton finds that 'the fibres in the tip of the frontal lobe run almost directly backwards. A short way behind this they become concentrated in an oval shaped area. This oval shaped area still further back divides into three distinct bundles'. He names these bundles the tractus internus, tractus medius, and tractus externus, and goes on to describe their physiology in further detail.

Annotations in ink throughout.

Subject: Neuroscience / Physiology

Received 23 February 1884. Read 28 February 1884. Communicated by the President of the Royal Society [Thomas Henry Huxley].

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 36 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the structure and functional significance of the human Corpus callosum'.

Reference number
AP/63/3
Earliest possible date
1884
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
53 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

David James Hamilton

View page for David James Hamilton

Use this record

Citation

David James Hamilton, Unpublished paper, 'On the structure and functions of the human corpus callosum' by D J [David James] Hamilton, 1884, AP/63/3, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_63_3/unpublished-paper-on-the-structure-and-functions-of-the-human-corpus-callosum-by-d-j-david-james-hamilton, accessed on 25 February 2024

Link to this record

Embed this record

<iframe src="https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/embed/items/ap_63_3/unpublished-paper-on-the-structure-and-functions-of-the-human-corpus-callosum-by-d-j-david-james-hamilton" title="Unpublished paper, 'On the structure and functions of the human corpus callosum' by D J [David James] Hamilton" allow="fullscreen" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="500px"></iframe>

Related Publications

Related Fellows

Explore the collection

  • Archived Papers

    Dates: 1768-1989

    The 'Archived Papers' collection is comprised of original manuscript scientific papers and letters submitted to the Royal Society which remained unpublished or were abstracted in the journal 'Proceedings of the Royal Society' published from 1830 onwards.

    View collection