Reference numberAP/21/21
TitleUnpublished paper, 'On the structure of the teeth: the vascularity of those organs and their relation to the bone' by John Tomes
Date31 May 1838
DescriptionTomes shares observations on microscopic examinations of human and animal teeth, concluding that their bony portions are formed of minute tubes, in a radiated arrangement, in lines proceeding everywhere perpendicularly from the inner surface of the cavity containing the pulp. He suggests that these tubes are surrounded by a transparent material, which cements them together into a solid and dense mass.

Annotated in pencil throughout.

Subject: Dentistry / Odontology / Osteology

Received 14 June 1838. Communicated by Thomas Bell.

Written by Tomes at King's College [London].

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 4 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 structure of the teeth, the vascularity of those organs, and their relation to bone'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1837.0029
Related records in the catalogueMC/2/312
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NA7505Bell; Thomas (1792 - 1880)1792 - 1880
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