Reference numberAP/60/4
TitleUnpublished paper, 'Experimental researches on the temperature of the head' by J S Lombard
CreatorLombard; J S (fl 1878-1885)
DescriptionLombard outlines experimental results by William A [Alexander] Hammond which suggest that the temperature of the left side of the head is constantly higher than that of the right. Lombard aims to conduct his own research on this topic. He believes that 'the mental condition is [...] of the utmost importance [...] So marked is this influence in some persons, that the mere curiosity excited by seeing, for the first time, the movements of the spot of light of a reflecting galvanometer will cause a marked rise of temperature in the head.'

Marked on front as 'Archives June 27/78'. Includes two figures, and a letter from H [Henry] Charlton Bastian to [Thomas Henry] Huxley dated 11 April 1878. Preceded by a note to the binder.

Subject: Physiology

Received 7 February 1878. Read 7 March 1878. Communicated by Bastian.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 27 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Experimental researches on the temperature of the head'.

Lombard published a version of this paper as 'Experimental Researches on the Regional Temperature of the Head, under Conditions of Rest, Intellectual Activity and Emotion' (London: A K Lewis, 1881).
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusClosed
Access conditionsNot available to view, off site for conservation. Please refer to digital surrogate on Science in the Making.
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1878.0033
Related records in the catalogueRR/8/119
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6499Bastian; Henry Charlton (1837 - 1915)1837 - 1915
NA8243Huxley; Thomas Henry (1825 - 1895)1825 - 1895
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