Reference numberAP/39/1
TitleUnpublished paper, 'Experimental researches on the organ of vision - part I. Microscopic examination of the circulation of the blood in the vessels of the iris and of the choroid membrane' by by Augustus [Volney] Waller
Date5 July 1856
DescriptionIn an earlier paper on the section of the optic nerve, Waller described a process of producing temporary extrusion of the eyeball from the socket in the living animal (see AP/38/4). Although adopted in the first instance merely for the purpose of dividing the optic nerve de visu with as little injury as possible, the same means of exposing the eyeball may be advantageously employed for studying various other points relating to the physiology of the eye. In the first place, as the eyeball is so much protruded from the orbit, Kepler’s experiment on the eye removed from the body, showing that external objects form inverted images on the retina, may be performed on the living animal. Waller describes a series of experiments on the eyes of rabbits.

Annotations in ink throughout.

Subject: Physiology / Optometry

Received 10 July 1856.

Written by Waller in Paris.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 8 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Experimental researches on the organ of vision.—Part I. Microscopic examination of the circulation of the blood in the vessels of the iris and of the choroid membrane, &c'.
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Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1856.0064
Related records in the catalogueAP/38/4
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NA5239Waller; Augustus Volney (1816 - 1870)1816 - 1870
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