Reference numberAP/28/15/1
TitleUnpublished manuscript, 'On the muscularity of the iris' by M Maunoir
CreatorMaunoir; M (fl 1845)
DateDecember 1845
DescriptionMaunoir shares observations on his own dissections of eyeballs and the testimonies of several anatomists. He concludes that the iris contains two sets of muscular fibres, which act to enlarge the pupil.

Annotations in pencil and ink throughout. Includes one colour figure in the text of a human eye.

Subject: Anatomy / Physiology / Optometry

Received 29 December 1845 / 8 January 1846. Communicated by P M [Peter Mark] Roget.

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 muscularity of the iris'.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6616Roget; Peter Mark (1779 - 1869); physician and philologist1779 - 1869
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