|Title||Unpublished letter, 'On the structure of the ultimate fibril of the muscle of animal life' from Erasmus Wilson to Peter Mark Roget|
|Date||5 June 1844|
|Description||Using 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'.
|Physical description||Ink on paper|
|Digital images||View item on Science in the Making|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1843.0027|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA6616||Roget; Peter Mark (1779 - 1869); physician and philologist||1779 - 1869|
|NA7637||Wilson; Sir; William James Erasmus (1809 - 1884)||1809 - 1884|