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Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'An enquiry into some of the circumstances and principles which regulate the production of pictures on the retina of the human eye, with their measure of endurance, their colours and changes' by William Scoresby

Reference number: RR/2/218

Date: 09 February 1854

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Not recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. The author admits in the work to not having referred to previous researches in the subject. Refers to work by Newton [?], Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, D'Arcy [?], Epinus [?], Darwin [Charles Darwin?], Chevriul [?], Fechner [Gustav Fechner?], and Plateau [?].

Subject: Physiology

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London']

Reference number
RR/2/218
Earliest possible date
09 February 1854
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
3 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Charles Wheatstone

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Charles Wheatstone, Referee's report by Charles Wheatstone, on a paper 'An enquiry into some of the circumstances and principles which regulate the production of pictures on the retina of the human eye, with their measure of endurance, their colours and changes' by William Scoresby, 09 February 1854, RR/2/218, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_2_218/referees-report-by-charles-wheatstone-on-a-paper-an-enquiry-into-some-of-the-circumstances-and-principles-which-regulate-the-production-of-pictures-on-the-retina-of-the-human-eye-with-their-measure-of-endurance-their-colours-and-changes-by-william-scoresby, accessed on 14 June 2024

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