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Not recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. The chapters dealing with histology do not advance any new knowledge. The description of a new muscle is novel but 'can hardly be said to mark a distinct step in knowledge', and might be best suited to a technical journal. Some of the remaining paper 'consist very largely of literal copies of papers published by the authors in the last four volumes of the "Reports of the British Association for the Advancement of Science".' Gives detailed outline of these copied sections.

Subject: Physiology, Zoology

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London']

Endorsed on recto as received 9 February 1899.

Reference number
RR/14/54
Earliest possible date
08 February 1899
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
4 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

Walter Frank Raphael Weldon

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Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, Referee's report by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on a paper 'Observations upon the normal and pathological histology and bacteriology of the oyster' by William Abbott Herdman and Rubert William Boyce, 08 February 1899, RR/14/54, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_14_54/referees-report-by-walter-frank-raphael-weldon-on-a-paper-observations-upon-the-normal-and-pathological-histology-and-bacteriology-of-the-oyster-by-william-abbott-herdman-and-rubert-william-boyce, accessed on 14 June 2024

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