Reference numberAP/15/19
TitleUnpublished paper, 'Considerations on the laws of life in reference to the origin of disease' by Adair Crawford
DateMay 1832
DescriptionCrawford critiques existing theories relating to the phenomena of both healthy and diseased human bodies, arguing that this cannot be explained exclusively through the materials that make up the body, an unknown principle of life, physical and chemical agents, or functions of the nervous and vascular systems. He does not provide a new theory, but rather states that all these matters should be taken into account and weighted according to their importance.

John George Children's initials appear below the date received. 'May 1832', written below the title, is struck out in ink.

Subject: Medicine

Communicated by T J [Thomas Joseph] Pettigrew. Received by the Royal Society on 7 June 1832.

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 'Considerations on the laws of life, in reference to the origin of disease'.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1830.0078
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7503Pettigrew; Thomas Joseph (1791 - 1865)1791 - 1865
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