Reference numberPP/3/27
Previous numbersPP/35/28
TitlePaper, 'On the variations of latency in certain skeletal muscles of some different animals' by John Theodore Cash and Gerald Francis Yeo
DescriptionCash and Yeo write: 'In a former paper ( “ Proc. Roy. Soc.,” vol. 33, p. 462) [see PP/1/41] we laid before the Society the results of a series of experiments by which we had endeavoured to ascertain accurately the differences in the duration of the latent period of contraction of skeletal muscle (frog’s gastrocnemius) which could be brought about by varying the following influences :— 1. The weight of load. 2. The mode of applying weight (supported or unsupported), 3. The strength of stimulation. 4. Temperature. 5. Fatigue. We have since been engaged in determining the relative duration of the latent periods of different skeletal muscles of vertebrate animals. Besides several muscles of the Lana temp., we have examined some from the toad, tortoise, small mammals, and birds. In this paper, which is intended to be a continuation of the one above referred to, we beg leave to lay before the Society the results of these experiments and our general conclusions.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Physiology

Received 29 May 1883. Read 14 June 1883. Communicated by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson.

A version of this paper was published in volume 35 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the variations of latency in certain skeletal muscles of some different animals'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1883.0051
Related records in the cataloguePP/1/41
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7124Cash; John Theodore (1854 - 1936)1854 - 1936
NA8098Yeo; Gerald Francis (1845 - 1909)1845 - 1909
NA8280Burdon-Sanderson; Sir; John Scott (1828 - 1905)1828 - 1905
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