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Recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Refers to work of Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold, Albert von Kölliker and Martin Barry. Discusses the difficulty in descriptive natural sciences of numerous names for a single object; 'When a part has been clearly defined and named that name should stand'. Refers to reviewer's own work on partheogenesis, [Richard Owen, 1849].

Subject: Zoology

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society]

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21 February 1852
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Letter on paper
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7 pages

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Richard Owen

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Richard Owen, Referee's report by Richard Owen, on a paper 'The reproduction of the Ascaris mystax' by Henry Nelson, 21 February 1852, RR/2/172, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 23 July 2024

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    Date: 1832-1949

    This collection contains reports on scientific papers submitted for publication to the Royal Society. Started in 1832 when the system was formalised, it is a record of the origins of peer review publishing in practice.

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