|Title||Referee's report by William Dobinson Halliburton, on a paper 'The fermentation of urea; a contribution to the study of the chemistry of the metabolism in bacteria' by Walter Ernest Adeney|
|Date||20 June 1901|
|Description||Sectional committee: Physiology|
Not recommended for publication.The paper is not of the 'complete and exhaustive nature' required for Philosophical Transactions. Comments on the absence of actual proof regarding the presence of organisms, with no microscopic examination recorded and no attempt to identify or separate the organisms. Includes further criticism of the 'haphazard' methods used. With regard to the methods and results of gas analysis, he prefers to trust the judgment of the other referee, Dr [John Scott] Haldane, due to his greater experience in that branch of science. Providing Haldane's opinion is favourable, he would recommend publication in the Proceedings due to the new fact about urea, which is that on putrefaction it undergoes another change in addition to the hydrolytic decomposition with ammonium carbonate. With regard to Adeney's conclusions, he recommends the omission of number one, and minor edits to conclusions two and seven.
Endorsed on verso as received 20 June 1901.
|Physical description||Standardised form (type A) and note on paper|
|Digital images||View item on Science in the Making|
|Related material||Register of papers 1901 70|
|Related records in the catalogue||RR/15/143|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA8059||Halliburton; William Dobinson (1860 - 1931)||1860 - 1931|
|NA2292||Haldane; John Scott (1860 - 1936)||1860 - 1936|