Reference numberAP/59/8
TitleUnpublished paper, 'Further observations on the locomotor system of Medusae' by George John Romanes
DescriptionRomanes continues his research into the locomotor system of Medusae (see AP/57/2). He focuses on the 'naked-eye Medusae', explaining that he has repeated a series of experiments on this species in order to 'confirm the rule previously enunciated, namely, that “excision of the extreme margin of a nectocalyx causes immediate, total, and permanent paralysis of the entire organ.”'. He then addresses the 'covered-eye Medusae', stating that 'this year confirmed all the observations which required confirmation from the fact of their having been at variance with those of Dr. Eimer.'

Annotations in ink throughout. Marked on front as 'Suppressed portion'. Includes one figure and an undated note from Romanes to Walter White.

Subject: Zoology

Received 21 November 1876. Read 11 January 1877.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 25 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Further observations on the locomotor system of medusæ'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1876.0069
Related records in the catalogueAP/57/2
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6490Romanes; George John (1848 - 1894)1848 - 1894
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