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Referee's report by Joseph Larmor, on a paper 'The dual force of the dividing cell. Part I. The Achromatic Spindle Figure, elucidated by magnetic chains of force' by Marcus Hartog

Reference number: RR/16/193

Date: 04 February 1905

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Sectional Committee: Botany

Not recommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions, if published it should appear in Proceedings. The fact not fully represented in the published abstract is [that it is] mainly an account of other papers therein with running criticisms. Modifications are not discussed. Not more than six or eight, if any of the illustrations should be reproduced. The illustrations seem unfitted for reproduction without much trouble and expense. On comparing the two sets of illustrations Larmor does not see any evidence of similarity in the two classes of phenomena. He would not think of comparing them. The paper itself is very well written. The description of the devices to imitate cell phenomena carry no conviction whatever. The three page abstract in the Proceedings practically contains the whole matter and is quite intelligible and covers all that the author has to say. An appended letter from Francis Darwin to Joseph Larmor is dated 6 February 1905 and addressed from the Royal Society, Burlington House. Darwin states that he would be inclined to give Hartog a diagram for the sake of the ignorant biologist. Annotated in reply by Larmor who notes that if it is decided that a 'Proceedings' abstract is sufficient, it would be an improvement to allow the author say four diagrams, to be chosen by the author.

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society, 1905].

Endorsed as received 7 February 1905.

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RR/16/193
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04 February 1905
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Joseph Larmor, Referee's report by Joseph Larmor, on a paper 'The dual force of the dividing cell. Part I. The Achromatic Spindle Figure, elucidated by magnetic chains of force' by Marcus Hartog, 04 February 1905, RR/16/193, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_16_193/referees-report-by-joseph-larmor-on-a-paper-the-dual-force-of-the-dividing-cell-part-i-the-achromatic-spindle-figure-elucidated-by-magnetic-chains-of-force-by-marcus-hartog, accessed on 26 February 2024

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