|Title||Unpublished paper, 'On the use of a substance call'd the false tongue in foals' by [William] Sewell|
|Date||25 February 1832|
|Description||Sewell describes the purpose and composition of the 'false tongue', a concretion in a newborn foal's mouth. Sewell believes it is present because the foal does not respire through the mouth before birth, and it is ejected because the foal needs to be able to suckle on birth. Dr [William] Prout found that the substance was composed primarily of coagulated albumen.|
An ink inscription final page verso reads 'not to be printed' with John George Children's initials below. Corrections appear throughout in ink.
Communicated by Sir Chs [Charles] Bell. Received by the Royal Society on 7 March 1832. Read 21 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 'On the use of a substance called the false tongue in foals'.
|Physical description||Ink on paper|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1830.0073|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA3507||Bell; Sir; Charles (1774 - 1842)||1774 - 1842|
|NA5256||Sewell; William (? 1781 - 1853)||? 1781 - 1853|
|NA1335||Prout; William (1785 - 1850)||1785 - 1850|