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Referee's report by Allen Thomson, on a paper 'On the arrangement of the muscular fibres in the ventricles of the vertebrate heart, with physiological remarks' by James Bell Pettigrew

Reference number: RR/5/181

Date: 1860

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Recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. The dissections were on display at the Royal Society when the paper was read, which gave a chance for the referee to inspect them. The diagrams do not coincide exactly with the dissections. Suggests a simplification of the descriptive part by a slight rearrangement of topics covered. The illustrations are too numerous and complicated for inclusion in print. Suggests a smaller number of carefully finished drawing be produced. Suggests a re-wording of the paper to improve clarity.

Subject: Physiology

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1864]

Reference number
RR/5/181
Earliest possible date
1860
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
12 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Allen Thomson

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Allen Thomson, Referee's report by Allen Thomson, on a paper 'On the arrangement of the muscular fibres in the ventricles of the vertebrate heart, with physiological remarks' by James Bell Pettigrew, 1860, RR/5/181, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_5_181/referees-report-by-allen-thomson-on-a-paper-on-the-arrangement-of-the-muscular-fibres-in-the-ventricles-of-the-vertebrate-heart-with-physiological-remarks-by-james-bell-pettigrew, accessed on 29 February 2024

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