Reference numberAP/15/12
TitleUnpublished paper, 'An experimental examination of the blood found in the vena portae' by [James] Thackeray
DescriptionThackeray describes his experiments on the blood in the vena portae [portal vein], finding that it is darker than in other veins, has a smaller specific gravity, coagulates more quickly, and has more serum and less albumen than blood from elsewhere.

John George Children's initials appear next to the date received. An ink inscription second to last page verso reads 'not to be printed PMR [Peter Mark Roget]'. Annotations and corrects appear throughout in graphite.

Subject: Physiology

Communicated by Sir Astley Cooper. Received by the Royal Society on 21 April 1831.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 3 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'An experimental examination of the blood found in the vena portæ'.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1830.0028
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7001Cooper; Sir; Astley Paston (1768 - 1841)1768 - 1841
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