|Title||Unpublished paper, 'On the structure of the teeth: the vascularity of those organs and their relation to the bone' by John Tomes|
|Date||31 May 1838|
|Description||Tomes 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 description||Ink and graphite pencil on paper|
|Digital images||View item on Science in the Making|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1837.0029|
|Related records in the catalogue||MC/2/312|
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|NA7505||Bell; Thomas (1792 - 1880)||1792 - 1880|