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Reference numberAP/35/4
LevelFile
TitleUnpublished paper, 'On the typical forms of the large secreting organs of the human body' by Thomas Silvester [Sylvester]
CreatorSilvester; Thomas (fl 1853)
Date9 November 1853
DescriptionSilvester offers some observations on the large secreting organs of the human body, namely, the lungs, the liver, the kidney, the stomach, the intestines and the developments connected with reproduction. He observes that there are great obstacles to an attempt to reduce them to a uniform type, but that further observation reveals a typical uniformity, in adaptation to special purposes, 'unequalled in the rest of the human oeconomy'.

Includes 12 pages of anatomical drawings in coloured ink.

Subject: Anatomy / Physiology

Received 11 November 1853. Read 24 November 1853. Communicated by Thomas Bell.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 6 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 typical forms of the large secreting organs of the human body'.
Extent55p
FormatDrawing
Manuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1850.0129
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA7505Bell; Thomas (1792 - 1880)1792 - 1880
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