Reference numberPP/10/50
Previous numbersPP/42/51
TitlePaper, 'On muscle-plasma' by William Dobinson Halliburton
DescriptionHalliburton writes: 'The facts described by Kühne relating to the properties of the muscle plasma of cold-blooded animals are true in great measure for that of mammals. Admixture of muscle plasma with solutions of neutral salts prevents the coagulation of the latter. Dilution of such salted muscle plasma brings about coagulation; this occurs most readily at 37—40° C. Saline extracts of rigid muscle differ from salted muscle plasma in being acid, but resemble it very closely in the way in which myosin can be made to separate from it; myosin in fact undergoes a recoagulation.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Physiology

Received 24 May 1887. Read 16 June 1887. Communicated by Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer.

A version of this paper was published in volume 42 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On muscle plasma'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1887.0091
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8059Halliburton; William Dobinson (1860 - 1931)1860 - 1931
NA8017Sharpey-Schafer; Sir; Edward Albert (1850 - 1935)1850 - 1935
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