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Referee's report by Ernest Rutherford, Baron Rutherford of Nelson, on a paper 'Note on a shield to protect the eyes against x-rays and other radiations of great intensity' by George James Burch

Reference number: RR/19/23

Date: January 1912

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Sectional Committee: Physics and Chemistry

Not recommended for publication in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London'. Considers the paper is of a practical rather than theoretical nature, and would be more suited to a techical journal such as the Röntgen Society, but does not see any harm in publishing in the Proceedings. Cannot see the application of an eye shield when the rest of the body would be left exposed.

[Not published]

Endorsed on verso as received 23 January 1912.

Reference number
RR/19/23
Earliest possible date
January 1912
Physical description
Standardised form (type C)
Page extent
4 pages
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Typescript
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Ernest Rutherford

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Ernest Rutherford, Referee's report by Ernest Rutherford, Baron Rutherford of Nelson, on a paper 'Note on a shield to protect the eyes against x-rays and other radiations of great intensity' by George James Burch, January 1912, RR/19/23, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_19_23/referees-report-by-ernest-rutherford-baron-rutherford-of-nelson-on-a-paper-note-on-a-shield-to-protect-the-eyes-against-x-rays-and-other-radiations-of-great-intensity-by-george-james-burch, accessed on 23 July 2024

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