Reference numberPP/6/20
Previous numbersPP/38/19
TitlePaper, 'On the extraction of uric acid crystals from the green gland of Astacus fluviatilis [crayfish]' by A B Griffiths
CreatorGriffiths; A B (fl 1885-1892)
DescriptionGriffiths writes: 'The so-called green glands of the fresh water crayfish lie in the cavity of the head below the front part of the cardiac division of the stomach. The openings of these organs are to be found at the base of each antenna. The organ carefully dissected out of the head of a freshly killed crayfish is seen to consist of two principal parts: an uppermost one which is a transparent and delicate sac-like body filled with a clear fluid, and an underlying portion of a green colour, glandular in appearance, containing granular cells.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Physiology / Chemistry

Received 6 February 1885. Read 5 March 1885. Communicated by Richard Owen.

A version of this paper was published in volume 38 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the extraction of uric acid crystals from the green gland of Astacus fluviatilis'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1884.0084
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8083Owen; Sir; Richard (1804 - 1892)1804 - 1892
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