Referee report by T. H. Huxley on 'On the Distorted Skulls Found at Wroxeter (Salop), with a Mechanico-Chemical Explanation of the Distortion' by H. Johnson

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                                1862
Johnson 
by Huxley 
Jermyn S. Augt 62 1862
I do not think Dr Johnsons paper 
“On the distorted skulls &c” eligible 
for publication in the Philosophical Trans 
for the following reasons:
I have little doubt that 
the carbonic & nitric acids 
contained in the soil are 
competent, as Dr Johnson 
supposes, to dissolve out 
more or less of the earthy salts 
contained in buried bones -:
but it is another matter 1st whether 
the action of such acids has 
been an important agent in 
the distortion of the Wroxeter skulls 
and 2nd supposing the fact to be 

                            
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Author
Henry Johnson
Reference
RR/4/142
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RR
Date
1862
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Referee report by T. H. Huxley on 'On the Distorted Skulls Found at Wroxeter (Salop), with a Mechanico-Chemical Explanation of the Distortion' by H. Johnson, 1862. From The Royal Society, RR/4/142

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