Reference numberAP/19/3
Previous numbersAP.19.3
TitleUnpublished paper, 'An experimental inquiry into the cause of the grave and acute tones of the human voice' by John Bishop
Date4 February 1835
DescriptionBishop presents observations on 'the organs of the human voice', focusing on vibrations and pitch. He discusses how the mechanics of human voice production are different to those of other animals and insects. Includes one page of diagrams showing muscles and cartilage of the larynx.

Subject: Physiology / Physics

Received 5 February 1835. Read 19 February 1835. Communicated by Peter Mark Roget.

Written by Bishop at Bernard Street [Edinburgh].

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 inquiry into the cause of the grave and acute tones of the human voice'.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1830.0191
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6616Roget; Peter Mark (1779 - 1869); physician and philologist1779 - 1869
NA329Bishop; John (1797 - 1873)1797 - 1873
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