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Reference numberAP/27/12
LevelFile
TitleUnpublished letter, 'On the structure of the ultimate fibril of the muscle of animal life' from Erasmus Wilson to Peter Mark Roget
Date5 June 1844
DescriptionUsing a powerful microscope, Wilson is able to make discoveries on the structure of the ultimate muscular fibril. He records his observations upon a specimen taken from the arm of a strong, healthy man immediately after its amputation. He finds each fibril to be composed of minute cells with flattened surfaces, arranged in a linear series, creating a uniform cylindrical shape. Followed by one page of diagrams regarding the structure of the ultimate fibril of the muscle of animal life.

Subject: Biology / Physiology

Received 13 June 1844. Communicated by Roget.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 5 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 Ultimate Fibril of the Muscle of Animal Life'.
Extent14p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1843.0027
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA6616Roget; Peter Mark (1779 - 1869); physician and philologist1779 - 1869
NA7637Wilson; Sir; William James Erasmus (1809 - 1884)1809 - 1884
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