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Not recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Thinks the paper should be reviewed by a second physiologist, as the reviewer has had some difficulty in coming to any firm conclusions, as the author differs from most experience ad conclusions regarding the penetrative actions of the Spermatozoa. Refers to work of William Dobinson Halliburton. Reviewer regrets that his doubts about the 'correctness' of the author's conclusions prevents him from recommending the paper for publication, despite the 'interesting observations' and the illustrations.

Subject: Zoology

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society]

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11 February 1852
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Letter on paper
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4 pages

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George Newport

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George Newport, Referee's report by George Newport, on a paper 'The reproduction of the Ascaris mystax' by Henry Nelson, 11 February 1852, RR/2/171, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 23 July 2024

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