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Sectional Committee: Zoology

Recommended for publication in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. Finds the paper clarelessly written and presented, with much redundant material and poor distinction between new work and quotes from previous work. Refers to work of Woodward and the author's disagreement with it. Finds the work lacking in precision, making it 'valueless as a scientific contribution'. Suggests the author locate Woodward's original specimens. Refers to work of Alfred Gibbs Bourne. Finds the anatomical descriptions confusing. In his opinion 'the manuscript as it stands is valueless and its publication would be extremely harmful'.

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

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society]

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Reference number
RR/68/414
Earliest possible date
1943
Physical description
Standardised form (type E) and letter on paper
Page extent
6 pages
Format
Typescript

Creator name

Herbert Graham Cannon

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Herbert Graham Cannon, Referee's report by Herbert Graham Cannon, on a paper 'The pallial organs in the aspidobranch Gastropoda and their evolution throughout the Mollusca' by Charles Maurice Yonge, 1943, RR/68/414, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_68_414/referees-report-by-herbert-graham-cannon-on-a-paper-the-pallial-organs-in-the-aspidobranch-gastropoda-and-their-evolution-throughout-the-mollusca-by-charles-maurice-yonge, accessed on 22 May 2024

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