Reference numberEC/1908/14
Previous numbersCert XII, 271
TitleRivers, William Halse Rivers: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationLecturer on Physiological and Experimental Psychology in the University of Cambridge. Distinguished in Experimental Psychology. Joint Editor of the British Journal of Psychology; has made numerous valuable psychological and anthropological investigations, notably in the Torres Straits Islands, in India, and in Egypt. Among his contributions may be specially cited the following: - 'Observations on the Senses of the Todas' (Brit Journ of Psychology, 1905); 'Report on the Psychology of the Todas and of other Indian Tribes' (Proc Roy Soc 77, 1905); 'The Todas' (Macmillan & Co, 1906); 'The Colour Vision of the Natives of Upper Egypt' (Journ Anthrop Inst, 1901); 'The Colour Vision of the Eskimo' (Proc Camb Phil Soc, 1901); 'A Genealogical Method of Collecting Social and Vital Statistics' (Journ Anthrop Inst, 1900); 'On the Apparent Size of Objects' (Mind, 1896); 'The Photometry of Coloured Paper' (Journ of Physiol, 1897); 'On Erythropsia' (Trans Ophthalmol Soc, 1901). Articles in the Reports of the Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits, 1901-1904; also contributed the article 'Vision' to Professor Schafer's Textbook of Physiology by British Physiologists, vol ii, 1900. Among papers published by him in conjunction with other workers may be mentioned 'Ueber Ermudung und Erholung' (with Professor Kraepelin, Leipzig, 1896); and 'The Afferent Nervous System from a new Aspect' (with Dr Head, FRS, and Dr Sherren, Brain, 1905). Delivered the Croonian Lectures of the Royal College of Physicians in 1906, on the subject 'The Influence of Drugs on Fatigue.'
ProposersC S Sherrington; W H Gaskell; J N Langley; F G Hopkins; W B Hardy; H Head; Victor Horsley; J H Jackson; William R Gowers; E A Schafer; A C Haddon
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Rivers, William Halse Rivers: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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