Reference numberRR/14/54
TitleReferee's report by Walter Frank Raphael Weldon, on a paper 'Observations upon the normal and pathological histology and bacteriology of the oyster' by William Abbott Herdman and Rubert William Boyce
Date8 February 1899
DescriptionNot recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. The chapters dealing with histology do not advance any new knowledge. The description of a new muscle is novel but 'can hardly be said to mark a distinct step in knowledge', and might be best suited to a technical journal. Some of the remaining paper 'consist very largely of literal copies of papers published by the authors in the last four volumes of the "Reports of the British Association for the Advancement of Science".' Gives detailed outline of these copied sections.

Subject: Physiology, Zoology

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London']

Endorsed on recto as received 9 February 1899.
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1898.0098 Vol.64 1899
Related records in the catalogueRR/14/55
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7134Weldon; Walter Frank Raphael (1860 - 1906)1860 - 1906
NA6570Herdman; Sir; William Abbott (1858 - 1924)1858 - 1924
NA1218Boyce; Sir; Rubert William (1863 - 1911)1863 - 1911
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