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Authorised form of nameRutherford; William (1839 - 1899)
SurnameRutherford
ForenamesWilliam
Dates1839 - 1899
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Ancrum Craig, Roxburghshire, Scotland (20 April 1839)
Burial:
Ancru m Craig, Roxburghshire (21 February 1899)
ActivityEducation:
Edinburgh University, MD (1863). Berlin (physiology)
Career:
Returned to Edinburgh (1865); Assistant to the Professor of Physiology (1865-1869); Professor of Physiology, King's College, London (1869-1874); Professor of Physiology, Institute of Medicine, University of Edinburgh (1874-1899); was a keen musician
Memberships:
FRSE
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
1/06/1876
RelationshipsSon of a gentleman farmer; unmarried
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
Stewart Richards, 'Conan Doyle's "Challenger" Unchampioned: William Rutherford, FRS (1839-99), and the Origins of Practical Physiology in Britain' in NR 1985-86 vol 40 pp 193-217, plate
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/42595997
Royal Society codeNA8090
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1876/17Rutherford; William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/19/63Letter from William Rutherford to William Sharpey5 April 1873
AP/34/21On the Extension of the value of the ratio of the Circumference of a Circle to its Diameters to 440 places at decimals4 October 1852
IM/Maull/003954Rutherford, Williamnd
NLB/10/11Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Professor William Rutherford, Fellow of the Royal Society, 14 Douglas Crescent, Edinburgh20 August 1894
NLB/18/312Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons22 February 1899
RR/2/211Referee's report by Samuel Hunter Christie, on a paper 'On the extension of the value of the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter' by William Rutherford[1853]
RR/7/440Referee's report by William Rutherford, on a paper 'On the physiological action of the bark of Erythrophleum guinense, generally called casca, cassa, or sassy bark' by Thomas Lauder Brunton and Walter Pye3 October 1876
RR/8/328Referee's report by William Rutherford, on a paper 'On the histology and physiology of pepsin-forming glands' by John Newport Langley27 May 1881
RR/11/18Referee's report by William Rutherford, on a paper 'Contributions to the study of the connection between chemical constitution and physiological action.—Part II' by Thomas Lauder Brunton and John Theodore Cash27 March 1891
RR/11/27Letter from William Rutherford, on a paper 'The physiological action of the nitrites of the paraffin series, considered connection with their chemical constitution' by John Theodore Cash25 May 1891
RR/11/28Referee's report by William Rutherford, on a paper 'The physiological action of the nitrites of the paraffin series, considered connection with their chemical constitution' by John Theodore Cash25 May 1891
RR/11/129Referee's report by William Rutherford, on a paper 'The physiological action of the nitrites of the paraffin series, considered connection with their chemical constitution' by John Theodore Cash and Wyndham Rowland Dunstan3 December 1892
RR/1bis/42Second referee's report by George Peacock, on a paper 'Investigation of a new and simple series, by which the ratio of the diameter of a circle to its circumference may easily be computed to any required degree of accuracy' by William Rutherford10 November 1841
RR/1bis/43Third referee's report by George Peacock, on a paper 'Investigation of a new and simple series, by which the ratio of the diameter of a circle to its circumference may easily be computed to any required degree of accuracy' by William Rutherford19 November 1841
RR/1bis/41Referee's report by George Peacock, on a paper 'Investigation of a new and simple series, by which the ratio of the diameter of a circle to its circumference may easily be computed to any required degree of accuracy' by William Rutherford8 June 1841
NLB/7/408Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Professor William Rutherford, Fellow of the Royal Society9 February 1893
NLB/13/550Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society6 October 1896
RR/2/212Referee's report by William Henry Smyth, on a paper 'On the extension of the value of the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter' by William Rutherford26 February 1853
RR/9/5Referee's report by William Rutherford, on five papers 'On the effect of electrical stimulation of the frog’s heart, and its modification by cold, heat, and the action of drugs', 'On the action of alkaline and acid on muscle', 'On the action of ammonia and its salts, and of hydrocyanic acid upon muscle and nerve' and 'On absorption of gas by the intestines' [np] by Thomas Lauder Brunton and John Theodore Cash; 'The effects of certain modifying influences on the latent period of muscle contraction' by Gerald Francis Yeo and John Theodore Cash4 February 1882
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