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Nunn writes: 'With one exception all investigators appear to have taken it for granted that the enamel of vertebrate teeth is formed by the "enamel cells" of the "enamel organ". This view has been so universally accepted that few writers upon the teeth have thought it worthwhile to give any reason for their opinion.'

Annotations in pencil throughout. Includes 20 pages of anatomical figures.

Subject: Anatomy / Physiology / Odontology

Received 14 June 1882. Read 15 June 1882. Communicated by Thomas Henry Huxley.

A version of this paper was published in volume 34 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the development of the enamel of the teeth of vertebrates'.

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Emily Nunn

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    Dates: 1882 - 1894

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