Reference numberAP/10/2
TitleUnpublished paper, 'The Croonian Lecture, on the influence of the nervous system on the action of the muscles in general, and of the heart in particular' by B C [Benjamin Collins] Brodie
DescriptionThis paper is Brodie's Croonian Lecture for 1813. He recounts experiments on the action of the heart muscle, deducing that when the heart is suddenly emptied of blood, it continues to pulse for a longer period than it does when respiration ceases, causing Brodie to form the theory that the action of the heart is linked more closely to the nervous system than to the circulation of blood.

An ink inscription at top of first page reads 'Ordered to be printed, but withdrawn by the author'. Deletions and corrections appear throughout in ink.

Subject: Physiology

Read to the Royal Society on 11 November 1813.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8147Brodie; Sir; Benjamin Collins (1783 - 1862); surgeon1783 - 1862
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