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This paper concerns the characteristics of the human sacrum, its 'form and anomalies', its correlation to other regions of the vertebral column in man and other mammals, its relation to the spinal nervous system, its ossification and the sacral index and curve. Paterson begins by sharing an overview of existing researches into the human sacrum.

Annotations in ink throughout.

Subject: Physiology / Neuroscience

Received 18 April 1892. Read 19 May 1892. Communicated by Professor D J [Daniel John] Cunningham.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 51 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'The human sacrum'.

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A M Paterson

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A M Paterson, Unpublished paper, 'The human sacrum' by A M Paterson, 1892, AP/68/10, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 26 May 2024

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