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Referee's report by William Sharpey, on a paper 'On the impregnation of the ovum in the amphibia. (Second series, revised.) And on the direct agency of the spermatozoon' by George Newport

Reference number: RR/2/167

Date: 17 February 1853

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Not recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Disagrees with some of the author's conclusions. Suggests the paper could be abridged, and the original paper 'preserved in the archives'. Refers to the work of Pierre Prévost and Jean Baptiste André Dumas [Annales des Sciences Naturelles 1824, Tome II, page 133].

Subject: Zoology, Physiology

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society]

Reference number
RR/2/167
Earliest possible date
17 February 1853
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Letter on paper
Page extent
12 pages
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Manuscript

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William Sharpey

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William Sharpey, Referee's report by William Sharpey, on a paper 'On the impregnation of the ovum in the amphibia. (Second series, revised.) And on the direct agency of the spermatozoon' by George Newport, 17 February 1853, RR/2/167, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_2_167/referees-report-by-william-sharpey-on-a-paper-on-the-impregnation-of-the-ovum-in-the-amphibia-second-series-revised-and-on-the-direct-agency-of-the-spermatozoon-by-george-newport, accessed on 22 June 2024

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