Reference numberAP/25/2
Previous numbersAP.25.2
TitleUnpublished paper, 'On the action of certain inorganic compounds, when introduced directly into the blood' by James Blake
CreatorBlake; James (fl 1841)
DateJanuary 1841
DescriptionBlake undertakes experiments in which various saline substances are injected into the venous or arterial systems. He finds, in general, that all the salts having the same base exert similar actions when introduced directly into the blood. He carefully inquires into the phenomena apparently arising from the direct contact of each of the substances above enumerated with the animal tissues; and more particularly into the effects produced on the heart, on the muscular and the nervous tissues, and on the pulmonary and systemic capillaries.

Annotations in pencil throughout. Marked on back as 'Archives 11 March 1841 S H C [Samuel Hunter Christie]'.

Subject: Medicine / Physiology / Haematology

Received 14 January 1841. Communicated by P M [Peter Mark] Roget.

Written by Blake at 15 Conduit Street, Hanover Square [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 action of certain inorganic compounds when introduced directly into the blood'.

A version of this paper was published by Blake in The Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal: Blake, James. 'On the Action of Certain Inorganic Compounds, When Introduced Directly into the Blood'. The Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal, volume 56, number 148 (1841), pp. 104-124.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1837.0144
Related records in the catalogueMC/3/131
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6616Roget; Peter Mark (1779 - 1869); physician and philologist1779 - 1869
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