Reference numberAP/15/7
TitleUnpublished paper, 'A critical and experimental enquiry into the relations subsisting between nerve and muscle' by Wm [William] Charles Henry
DescriptionHenry explores the relationship between nerves and muscles in relation to muscular contraction, positing that nerves are the medium of excitation in muscular contraction. He recounts experiments performed on rabbits with narcotic poisons, examining how the poisons affect the nervous system. Annotations appear throughout in graphite and ink.

Subject: Physiology

Communicated by Willm [William] Henry. Received by the Royal Society on 14 May 1831. Read 16 June 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 'A critical and experimental inquiry into the relations subsisting between nerve and muscle'.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1830.0036
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7552Henry; William Charles (1804 - 1892)1804 - 1892
NA6846Henry; William (1774 - 1836); chemist1774 - 1836
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