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Sectional committee: Chemistry

Recommended for publication in Proceedings. The work is valuable and will be of assistance to other workers in the subject. Although it is an advance in knowledge, it doesn't justify the length of the paper. The style is of a lecture and includes lots of repetition. Much of the space is devoted to other people's theories. The division of the work into three papers is 'wasteful and unnecessary'. The papers should be combined and reduced to no more than twenty-four pages. This can be easily done if they create a concise account of their own work.

Contains extra question - 'Is there any information contained in the paper which likely to be of value to the enemy?' Referee replies no.

Includes typescript copy of general comments.

[All paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 1941].

Endorsed on verso as received 7 June 1940.

Reference number
RR/67/94
Earliest possible date
June 1940
Physical description
Standardised form (type E) and note on paper
Page extent
3 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

Edmund John Bowen

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Edmund John Bowen, Referee's report by Edmund John Bowen, on three papers 'A study of sensitized explosions. Parts V, VI and VII' by Frederick Sydney Dainton and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, June 1940, RR/67/94, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_67_94/referees-report-by-edmund-john-bowen-on-three-papers-a-study-of-sensitized-explosions-parts-v-vi-and-vii-by-frederick-sydney-dainton-and-ronald-george-wreyford-norrish, accessed on 22 June 2024

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