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Referee's report by William Scovell Savory, on a paper 'Experimental researches on spontaneous generation' by Gilbert W Child

Reference number: RR/5/50

Date: July 1864

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Not recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Considers the subject has been covered greatly in previous researches, upon which the current paper adds little. The author himself admits the experiments are incomplete and unsatisfactory.

Subject: Botany and Physiology

[Published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, 1863]

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RR/5/50
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July 1864
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Letter on paper
Page extent
6 pages
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Manuscript

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William Scovell Savory

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William Scovell Savory, Referee's report by William Scovell Savory, on a paper 'Experimental researches on spontaneous generation' by Gilbert W Child, July 1864, RR/5/50, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_5_50/referees-report-by-william-scovell-savory-on-a-paper-experimental-researches-on-spontaneous-generation-by-gilbert-w-child, accessed on 27 February 2024

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