Reference numberRR/71/150
TitleLetter from Francis John Worsley Roughton, regarding a series of papers by Archibald Vivian Hill, and an obituary for Joseph Barcroft
Date5 November 1948
DescriptionSectional Committee: Physiology and Medical Sciences

Suggests devoting a session of the Royal Society to hearing from the author himself on the series of works. Criticises the use of the term 'heat of activation', but notes that 'energy of activation' has been used in physical chemistry, on which the author might like to add a discussion and analogy. Suggests giving a brief description of the protected thermophile, as the papers referenced are from before the war and may not be readily available to foreign readers. Has not yet finished reading the paper 'Myothermic methods'.

The obituary for Joseph Barcroft has been delayed by editing his Memorial Book.

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London']

Endorsed on recto as received 6 November 1948.

Papers under discussion:
'Work and heat in a muscle twitch'
'On the time required for diffusion and its relation to processes in muscle'
'The heat of activation and the heat of shortening in a muscle twitch'
'Myothermic methods'
'The onset of contraction'
'The energetics of relaxation in a muscle twitch'
'The abrupt transition from rest to activity in muscle'

'Joseph Barcroft, 1872-1947', in Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspb.1949.0021 Vol.136 1949
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.1948.0022 Vol.135 1948
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.1949.0019 Vol.136 1949
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.1949.0022 Vol.136 1949
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.1949.0023 Vol.136 1949
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.1949.0020 Vol.136 1949
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.1949.0033 Vol.136 1949
DOI: 10.1098/rsbm.1949.0001 Vol.6 1949
Related records in the catalogueRR/71/143
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6975Roughton; Francis John Worsley (1899 - 1972)1899 - 1972
NA8239Hill; Archibald Vivian (1886 - 1977)1886 - 1977
NA6402Barcroft; Sir; Joseph (1872 - 1947)1872 - 1947
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