Reference numberRR/67/73
TitleLetter from Henry Hallett Dale, on two papers 'The actions of eserine-like compounds upon frog’s nerve-muscle preparations, and the blocking of neuromuscular conduction' and 'The actions of eserine-like compounds upon frog’s nerve-muscle preparations, and conditions in which a single shock can evoke an augmented muscular response' by S L Cowan to Archibald Vivian Hill
Date31 January 1940
DescriptionSectional committee: Unknown

He is worried about the papers, as it seems like the author has 'buried his nose in one problem, attacked by a restricted range of methods for years'. The experiments are well conceived and well carried out. Unfortunately, the author bases them on wide-ranging conclusions, dealing with matters which are of no particular value. He knows the papers have previously been submitted elsewhere and despite attempts from others to get the author to put them in reasonable shape, this has only had the effect of 'making him more firmly conceived that he is a thwarted genius'. The author is 'obviously a man of great ability, though rather queer temperament'. He hopes the author will take his suggestions on board.

[Both papers published in Proceedings B, 1940].
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspb.1940.0044
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.1940.0043
Related records in the catalogueRR/67/74
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8192Dale; Sir; Henry Hallett (1875 - 1968); physician1875 - 1968
NA8239Hill; Archibald Vivian (1886 - 1977)1886 - 1977
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