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Authorised form of nameRoughton; Francis John Worsley (1899 - 1972)
Dates1899 - 1972
Place of birthKettering, Northamptonshire, England
Date of birth06 June 1899
Place of deathCambridge
Date of death29/04/1972
ActivityEducation:
Winchester College; Trinity College, Cambridge
Career:
Suffered from parozysmal tachycardia, so unable to serve in World War I and advised against career in medicine; Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge (1923); Lecturer in Biochemistry, Cambridge (1923-1927); University Lecturer in Physiology, Cambridge (1927-1947); Rockefeller travelling Fellow, USA (1929); research on the effects of carbon monoxide, Harvard Fatigue Laboratory (1940); returned to Cambridge (end of World War II); John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Colloidal Science, Cambridge (1947-1967); Head, Department of Colloidal Science
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election07/05/1936
RelationshipsSon of a doctor; married (1925) Alice Hopkinson; two children Geoffrey and Rosemary
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
AssocMaterial:
NCUACS 88/1/00. Papers deposited in Cambridge University Library
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1973 vol 19 pp 563-582, plate, by Q H Gibson
Royal Society codeNA6975
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1936/15Roughton, Francis John Worsley: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CMB/278/69List of papers passed for publication in the Proceedings2 May 1956
CMB/278/71List of papers passed for publication in the ProceedingsAugust - September 1956
CMB/281/23Notes on papers passed for publication in the Proceedings1960
RR/27/69Referee's report by Charles James Martin, on a paper 'The velocity with which carbon monoxide displaces oxygen from combination with hœmoglobin - Part I' by Hamilton Hartridge and Francis John Worsley RoughtonOctober 1922
RR/28/96Referee's report by Arthur Harden, on a paper 'The kinetics of hæmoglobin.—II. The velocity with which oxygen dissociates from its combination with haemoglobin' by Hamilton Hartridge and Francis John Worsley Roughton[July 1923]
RR/40/83Referee's report by Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, on two papers 'The time course of the heat effects in rapid chemical changes. Part I.—Apparatus and methods' and 'The time course of the heat effects in rapid chemical changes. Part II.—Some reactions of acids, bases, amino-acids and proteins' by Francis John Worsley Roughton25 November 1929
RR/42/37Referee's report by Alfred William Porter, on a paper 'The rate of distribution of dissolved gases within the blood' by Francis John Woresley RoughtonNovember 1931
RR/42/36Second referee's report by Alfred William Porter, on a paper 'The rate of distribution of dissolved gases within the blood' by Francis John Woresley RoughtonDecember 1931
RR/42/35Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The rate of distribution of dissolved gases within the blood' by Francis John Woresley RoughtonNovember 1931
RR/54/113Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The kinetics of hœmoglobin IV- General methods and theoretical basis for the reactions with carbon monoxide' by Francis John Worsley RoughtonMay 1934
RR/57/12Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'Photoelectric methods of measuring the velocity of rapid reactions - II—A simple apparatus for rapid ph and other changes requiring 200 cc or more of each reagent' by Francis John Worsley Roughton[February 1936]
RR/54/115Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The kinetics of hœmoglobin VI -The competition of carbon monoxide and oxygen for hœmoglobin' by Francis John Worsley RoughtonMay 1934
RR/54/116Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The kinetics of hæmoglobin VII—Some notes on the reactivity of freshly reduced hæmoglobin' by Francis John Worsley Roughton1934
RR/60/62Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'Photoelectric methods of measuring the velocity of rapid reactions I-General principles and controls' by Francis John Worsley Roughton and G A MillikanFebruary 1936
RR/64/94Referee's report by Francis John Worsley Roughton, on a paper 'The secretion of protein material in the parasympathetic submaxillary saliva' by G O Langstroth, D R McRae and G W Stavraky[January 1938]
RR/65/184Referee's report by Francis John Wesley Roughton, on a paper 'The coagulation of plasma by trypsin' by John Mellanby and C L G PrattMarch 1938
NLB/65/241Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Hamilton] Hartridge Esq.; 3 Millington Road, Cambridge28 September 1923
RR/67/285Referee's report by Francis John Worsley Roughton, on a paper 'The growth, growth energy, and ageing of the chicken’s heart' by Peter Brian MedawarJuly 1940
RR/67/232Referee's report by Francis John Worsley Roughton, on a paper 'The dynamic constants of human muscle' by Archibald Vivian HillDecember 1939
RR/67/260Referee's report by Francis John Worsley Roughton, on a paper 'Succinic dehydrogenase-cytochrome system of cells intracellular respiratory system catalysing aerobic oxidation of succinic acid' by David Keilin and E F Hartree1940
RR/67/261Referee's report by Francis John Worsley Roughton, on a paper 'Cytochrome and cytochrome oxidase' by David Keilin and E F HartreeMarch 1939
RR/71/143Referee's report by Francis John Worsley Roughton, on a paper 'Work and heat in a muscle twitch' by Archibald Vivian Hill[1948]
RR/71/147Referee's report by Francis John Worsley Roughton, on a paper 'The onset of contraction' by Archibald Vivian Hill[1948]
RR/71/152Second letter from Francis John Worsley Roughton, regarding a paper 'Myothermic methods' by Archibald Vivian Hill24 November 1948
NLB/65/9Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [John Newport] Langley, FRS12 July 1923
RR/71/148Referee's report by Francis John Worsley Roughton, on a paper 'The energetics of relaxation in a muscle twitch' by Archibald Vivian Hill[1948]
RR/71/149Referee's report by Francis John Worsley Roughton, on a paper 'The abrupt transition from rest to activity in muscle' by Archibald Vivian Hill[1948]
RR/71/151Letter from Francis John Worsley Roughton, regarding a paper 'Myothermic methods' by Archibald Vivian Hill22 November 1948
RR/71/145Referee's report by Francis John Worsley Roughton, on a paper 'The heat of activation and the heat of shortening in a muscle twitch' by Archibald Vivian Hill[1948]
RR/71/146Referee's report by Francis John Worsley Roughton, on a paper 'Myothermic methods' by Archibald Vivian Hill[1948]
RR/71/144Referee's report by Francis John Worsley Roughton, on a paper 'On the time required for diffusion and its relation to processes in muscle' by Archibald Vivian Hill[1948]
NLB/65/73Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [John Newport] Langley, FRS24 July 1923
NLB/65/125Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [William Bate] Hardy Esq., Secretary of the Royal Society4 August 1923
RR/45/44Referee's report by James Charles Philip, on a paper 'The kinetics of the carbon dioxide-carbonic acid reaction' by R Brinkman, R Margaria and Francis John Worsley Roughton[January 1933]
NLB/65/44Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Charles Thomas] Heycock Esq., FRS17 July 1923
NLB/65/67Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society21 July 1923
NLB/65/41Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [John Newport] Langley, FRS[17 July 1923]
NLB/65/132Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Charles Thomas] Heycock Esq., FRS8 August 1923
RR/45/43Referee's report by Archibald Vivian Hill, on a paper 'The kinetics of the carbon dioxide-carbonic acid reaction' by R Brinkman, R Margaria and Francis John Worsley Roughton19 December 1932
RR/70/78Letter from Francis John Worsley Roughton, on a paper 'The inactivation of an enzyme (carboxypeptidase) by X- and a-radiation' by W M Dale, Louis Harold Gray and W J Meredith to the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society12 September 1947
RR/28/95Referee's report by William Hobson Mills, on a paper 'A method of measuring the velocity of very rapid chemical reactions' by Hamilton Hartridge and Francis John Worsley Roughton10 July 1923
RR/30/64Referee's report by Arthur Harden, on a paper 'The kinetics of haemoglobin. III.—The velocity with which oxygen combines with reduced haemoglobin' by Hamilton Hartridge and Francis John Worsley Roughton[December 1924]
RR/71/150Letter from Francis John Worsley Roughton, regarding a series of papers by Archibald Vivian Hill, and an obituary for Joseph Barcroft5 November 1948
RR/27/68Referee's report by Charles James Martin, on a paper 'The kinetics of haemoglobin - II. The velocity with which oxygen dissociates from its combination with haemoglobin' by Hamilton Hartridge and Francis John Worsley Roughton23 October 1922
RR/59/37Second referee's report by Francis John Worsley Roughton, on a paper 'The relations between surface pH, ion concentrations and interfacial tension' by James Frederic Danielli15 October 1936
RR/59/35Referee's report by Francis John Worsley Roughton, on a paper 'The relations between surface pH, ion concentrations and interfacial tension' by James Frederic Danielli[August 1936]
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