Reference numberPP/20/32
Previous numbersPP/52/33
TitlePaper, 'Note on the knee-jerk and the correlation of action of antagonistic muscles' by Charles Scott Sherrington
DescriptionSherrington writes: 'The muscular reaction known as the knee-jerk is notoriously affected by conditions obtaining in w hat is often described as a reflex arc, consisting of afferent and efferent paths, and a centre situate in the lumbar portion of the spinal cord. I recently described experi­ments determining more particularly than hitherto the locality of the muscular and nervous mechanism on which the jerk depends.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Physiology

Received 1 February 1893. Read 9 February 1893. Communicated by Michael Foster.

A version of this paper was published in volume 52 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Note on the knee-jerk and the correlation of action of antagonistic muscles'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1892.0097
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8220Foster; Sir; Michael (1836 - 1907); physiologist1836 - 1907
NA8281Sherrington; Sir; Charles Scott (1857 - 1952)1857 - 1952
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