Reference numberPP/14/8
Previous numbersPP/46/8
TitlePaper, 'Physiological action of the active principle of the seeds of Abrus precatorius (jequirity)' by Sidney [Harris Cox] Martin and R [Richard] Norris Wolfenden
CreatorWolfenden; Richard Norris (1854-1926); English physician; oceanographer
DescriptionThe authors write: 'The object of the present investigation was to study the physiological action of the active principle of the jequirity seed. A watery infusion of the seeds, as is well, known, produces severe inflammation of the conjunctiva when a few drops are placed in the eye; and when injected under the skin, or as in the “sui” poisoning of cattle in India, it is fatal to animals.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Physiology / Toxicology

Received 11 April 1889. Read 16 May 1889. Communicated by Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer.

A version of this paper was published in volume 46 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Physiological action of the active principle of the seeds of Abrus precatorius (jequirity)'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1889.0013
Related records in the cataloguePP/14/9
Fellows associated with this archive
NA1713Martin; Sidney Harris Cox (1860 - 1924)1860 - 1924
NA8017Sharpey-Schafer; Sir; Edward Albert (1850 - 1935)1850 - 1935
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