Reference numberRR/5/248
TitleReferee's report by William Benjamin Carpenter, on a paper 'Inquiries into the national dietary' by Edward Smith
Date28 November 1864
DescriptionNot recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. The collected materials are not of a scientific value, but may be of economic value. '...the human body, being treated as a machine, the effect of varying supplies of food upon the quantity of work it is capable of performing without deterioration should be precisely ascertained'. As the research was funded by the Privy Council, the details in the paper would be more suited to any report put out by the Medical Officer of the Privy Council. Suggests the Council might suggest such a publication to the Government.

Subject: Physiology

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London', 1864]
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1863.0065 Vol.13 1864
Related records in the catalogueRR/5/247
Fellows associated with this archive
NA2869Carpenter; William Benjamin (1813 - 1885); naturalist1813 - 1885
NA3680Smith; Edward (c 1818 - 1874)c 1818 - 1874
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