Reference numberAP/17/1
TitleUnpublished paper, 'On the comparative osteological forms in the adult European male and female of the human species' by Walter Adam
DateMay 1833
DescriptionAdam, Fellow of the College of Physicians of Edinburgh, shares his observations on two human skeletons and compares their measurements. This includes detailed measurements of cranium, vertebrae, sternum, pelvis, patella and fibula. He concludes that 'the human body exhibits more or less the masculine or the feminine character'. 'Includes one table of data on dimensions of the vertebrae and two tables of data on the dimensions of the ribs in 'the adult European female and male of the human species'.

Subject: Anatomy / Osteology

Received 21 May 1833. Communicated by P M [Peter Mark] Roget.

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 comparative osteological forms in the adult european male and female of the human species'.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1830.0123
Related records in the catalogueMC/2/91
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6616Roget; Peter Mark (1779 - 1869); physician and philologist1779 - 1869
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