Reference numberRR/68/414
TitleReferee's report by Herbert Graham Cannon, on a paper 'The pallial organs in the aspidobranch Gastropoda and their evolution throughout the Mollusca' by Charles Maurice Yonge
DescriptionSectional Committee: Zoology

Recommended for publication in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. Finds the paper clarelessly written and presented, with much redundant material and poor distinction between new work and quotes from previous work. Refers to work of Woodward and the author's disagreement with it. Finds the work lacking in precision, making it 'valueless as a scientific contribution'. Suggests the author locate Woodward's original specimens. Refers to work of Alfred Gibbs Bourne. Finds the anatomical descriptions confusing. In his opinion 'the manuscript as it stands is valueless and its publication would be extremely harmful'.

Contains extra question - 'Is there any information contained in the paper which likely to be of value to the enemy?' Referee replies no.

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society]

No received date.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type E) and letter on paper
Digital imagesView item on Science in the Making
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstb.1947.0003 Vol.232 1947
Related records in the catalogueRR/68/413
Fellows associated with this archive
NA1802Cannon; Herbert Graham (1897 - 1963)1897 - 1963
NA6400Yonge; Charles Maurice (1899 - 1986)1899 - 1986
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView