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Referee's report by Richard Quain, on a paper 'On the functions of the membrana tympani, the ossicles and muscles of the tympanum, and of the eustachian tube in the human ear, with an account of the muscles of the eustachian tube and their action in different classes of animals' by Joseph Toynbee

Reference number: RR/2/246

Date: 1854

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Not recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Considers the value of the paper to be in the 'originality and strict accuracy of the details'. Refers to work by Samuel Thomas von Sömmerring, Emil Huschke, Antonio Maria Valsalva, Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Heinrich Müller and Jacob B Winslow. Gives extensive critical breakdown of the paper. Suggests the author should reference the work and researches of previous authors.

Subject: Physiology

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

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RR/2/246
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1854
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Letter on paper
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24 pages
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Manuscript

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Richard Quain

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Richard Quain, Referee's report by Richard Quain, on a paper 'On the functions of the membrana tympani, the ossicles and muscles of the tympanum, and of the eustachian tube in the human ear, with an account of the muscles of the eustachian tube and their action in different classes of animals' by Joseph Toynbee, 1854, RR/2/246, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_2_246/referees-report-by-richard-quain-on-a-paper-on-the-functions-of-the-membrana-tympani-the-ossicles-and-muscles-of-the-tympanum-and-of-the-eustachian-tube-in-the-human-ear-with-an-account-of-the-muscles-of-the-eustachian-tube-and-their-action-in-different-classes-of-animals-by-joseph-toynbee, accessed on 20 July 2024

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