Reference numberRR/15/16
TitleReferee's report by Augustus Desire Waller, on a paper 'An artificial retina and the theory of vision' by Jagadish Chunder Bose
Date10 July 1900
DescriptionSectional commitee: Physics and chemistry

Not recommended for publication. The physiological portion of the paper is 'poor'. Known facts are misconceived and theories built on loose analogies Bose has never had retinal current under his observation. With regards to the demonstration of altered electrical resistance in a 'substance' sensitive to light, the demonstration appears weak. No serious fact or argument in support or criticism of any theory of vision is given. The comments on the subjective phenomena of dreams and hypnosis are superfluous in a serious paper.

[Not published].

Endorsed on verso as received 11 July 1900.
Physical descriptionReport on paper
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Access statusOpen
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NA8024Waller; Augustus Desire (1856 - 1922)1856 - 1922
NA7962Bose; Sir; Jagadis Chunder (1858 - 1937)1858 - 1937
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