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Authorised form of nameBurdon-Sanderson; Sir; John Scott (1828 - 1905)
Other forms of nameSanderson, Sir John Scott Burdon-
SurnameBurdon-Sanderson
ForenamesJohn Scott
Dates1828 - 1905
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Jesmond, near Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England (21 December 1828)
Death:
Oxford, Oxfordshire (23 November 1905)
Burial:
Wolvercote cemetery, near Oxford, Oxfordshire
ActivityProfession:
Physician
Research Field:
Pathology, physiology
Education:
Edinburgh University. MD (1851). Paris
Career:
Medical Registrar, St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, London (1854); Medical Officer of Health for Paddington (1856-1867); Inspector, Medical Department (1860); Privy Councillor (1871-1878); Professor Superintendent , Brown Institution; Jodrell Professor of Physiology, University College, London (1874-1883); Waynfleet Professor of Physiology, Oxford University (1883-1895); Regius Professor of Medicine, Oxford University (1895-1905)
Honours:
Bt 1899
Memberships:
FRCP
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/06/1867
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1883
Lectures:
Croonian 1867, 1877 (jointly), 1899
Council:
VP 1874-1875, 1894-1895
RelationshipsSon of Richard Burdon Sanderson of West Jesmond and Otterburn Dene; married (1853) Ghetal, daughter of Rev Ridley Henry Herschell and sister of Farrer, 1st Lord Herschell (FRS 1892)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series B 1907 vol 79 pp iii-xviii, plate, signed by F G
References:
M Greenwood, 'The First Life Table' in NR 1938 vol 1 pp 70-72
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
David Millett, 'Illustrating a Revolution: An Unrecognized Contribution to the "Golden Era" of Cerebral Localization' in NR 1998 vol 52 pp 283-305
Subrata Dasgupta, 'Jagadis Bose, Augustus Waller and the Discovery of "Vegetable Electricity"' in NR 1998 vol 52 pp 307-322
Vanity Fair 17 May 1894
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/17982999
Royal Society codeNA8280
Archives associated with this Fellow
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VF/34"Oxford Physiology"17 May 1894
AP/73/11The Relations between Marine Animal and Vegetable Life1897
NLB/12/337Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], Secretary, Royal Society31 January 1896
MM/17/80Letter from Sir John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Oxford, to Lord Rayleigh, Secretary, Royal Society7 July 1895
IM/Maull/004002Burdon Sanderson, Sir John Scottnd
AP/56/2The Localisation of Function in the Brain1874
AP/63/4On the Critical Connections of the Optic Nerve1884
IM/004005Burdon Sanderson, Sir John Scott1999
RR/10/214Referee's report by Sydney Howard Vines, on a paper 'On the electromotive properties of the leaf of Dionæa in the excited and unexcited states.—Second paper' by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson24 April 1888
NLB/1/265Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Scott Burdon-Sanderson15 November 1886
NLB/1/263Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society13 November 1886
NLB/2/522Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society26 July 1888
NLB/2/409Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Burdon Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society4 June 1888
NLB/2/621Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society28 September 1888
NLB/2/732Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to the Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company22 October 1888
NLB/3/200Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society10 April 1889
NLB/4/1124Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society22 January 1891
NLB/3/252Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Scott Burdon Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society24 April 1889
NLB/5/328Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, [Royal Society]15 May 1891
NLB/6/693Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society28 June 1892
NLB/10/46Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Professor John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society15 September 1894
NLB/7/452Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society21 February 1893
NLB/10/84Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society25 September 1894
NLB/5/1236Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Scott Burdon Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society2 February 1892
NLB/7/850Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Scott Burden Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society8 May 1893
NLB/20/42Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society20 January 1900
NLB/11/408Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society24 June 1895
NLB/8/1114Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Scott Burdon Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society27 February 1894
NLB/10/842Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society19 February 1895
NLB/9/48Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Burdon Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society19 March 1894
NLB/9/27Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Scott Burdon Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society14 March 1894
NLB/9/466Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Scott Burdon Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society23 May 1894
NLB/9/655Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Scott Burdon Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society23 June 1894
NLB/9/456Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Burdon Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society21 May 1894
NLB/9/714Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Scott Burdon Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society4 July 1894
NLB/11/421Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society26 June 1895
NLB/11/476Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society10 July 1895
NLB/9/752Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Scott Burdon Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society9 July 1894
NLB/11/466Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt] 8 July 1895
NLB/9/772Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Burdon Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society11 July 1894
NLB/9/626Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Scott Burdon Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society18 June 1894
NLB/9/140Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Scott Burdon Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society5 April 1894
NLB/19/125Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons27 June 1899
NLB/13/112Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer, Fellow of the Royal Society15 June 1896
NLB/13/309Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society23 July 1896
NLB/15/841Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Professor John Scott Burdon-Sanderon, Fellow of the Royal Society[December 1897]
NLB/12/267Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor John Burdon Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society, Albany Hotel, Hastings17 January 1896
RR/15/157Letter from William Dobinson Halliburton, on a paper 'The electric response of inorganic substances. Preliminary notice' by Jagadis Chunder Bose to Robert Frederick William Harrison7 June 1901
RR/10/176Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'The post-embryonic development of Julus terrestris' by F G Heathcote25 January 1888
RR/15/42Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on the Croonian Lecture 'Immunity with special reference to cell life' by Paul EhrlichApril 1900
RR/15/158Second letter from William Dobinson Halliburton, on a paper 'The electric response of inorganic substances. Preliminary notice' by Jagadis Chunder Bose to Robert Frederick William Harrison10 June 1901
RR/15/43Letter from John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on the Croonian Lecture 'Immunity with special reference to cell life' by Paul Ehrlich to Halliburton29 April 1900
RR/15/159Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'The electric response of inorganic substances. Preliminary notice' by Jagadis Chunder Bose13 June 1901
NLB/14/771Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Physiology Committee13 May 1897
NLB/19/86Copy telegram from an unknown correspondent, to the Director of the British Museum [Sir Edward Maunde Thompson], Sir John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, and Dr Manson[15 June 1899]
NLB/16/134Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor B Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society8 February 1898
NLB/18/711Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Burdon Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society27 April 1899
NLB/15/428Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society1 October 1897
NLB/15/385Copy letter Theodore E James, to Professor John Scott-Burdon Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society9 September 1897
NLB/15/643Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society11 November 1897
NLB/15/432Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society2 October 1897
NLB/18/495Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Professor [J] Burdon Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society22 March 1899
NLB/17/52Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Joseph Chamberlain, Her Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies7 July 1898
NLB/19/121Copy letter from [Robert William Frederick Harrison], to Messrs Harrison & Sons26 June 1899
NLB/17/747Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society14 December 1898
NLB/18/205Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Burdon Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society7 February 1899
NLB/19/85Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons, St Martin's Lane15 June 1899
NLB/19/114Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Collings & Company, Surrey Chambers, 172 Strand, W.C.26 June 1899
NLB/18/272Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Burdon Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society16 February 1899
NLB/19/122Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society26 June 1899
NLB/19/276Copy letter from Robert William Harrison, to Sir John Kirk, Sir John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Mr C P Lucas25 July 1899
NLB/18/401Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Burdon Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society4 March 1899
NLB/19/638Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society15 November 1899
NLB/20/12Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Burdon Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society13 January 1900
NLB/20/197Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society21 February 1900
NLB/20/353Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, [Fellow of the Royal Society]31 March 1900
NLB/20/509Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Rose Bradford, Fellow of the Royal Society10 May 1900
NLB/20/506Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Dobinson Halliburton, Fellow of the Royal Society9 May 1900
NLB/21/123Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society[August 1900]
NLB/21/272Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Edwin Ray Lankester, Sir John Kirk, Professor Thomas Clifford Allbutt, Dr Patrick Manson, Sir John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, [Fellow of the Royal Society]16 October 1900
NLB/22/589Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society10 June 1901
NLB/29/267Copy letter from unknown correspondent, to Sir John Scott Burdon Sanderson, [Fellow of the Royal Society]29 August 1904
NLB/29/351Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Scott Burdon Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society27 September 1904
NLB/30/571Copy memoranda regrading the cause of Sleeping Sickness, signed by J Rose Bradford, David Bruce, E Ray Lankester, M Foster, J Lister, Ronald Ross, J Burdon-Sanderson, C S Sherrington, and Dr F W Mott, [Fellows of the Royal Society][April 1905]
NLB/35/35Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Fletcher Barrett, 6 De Vesci Terrace, Kingstown, County Dublin[8 April 1907]
RR/7/225Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'Structural elements of urinary calculi' by Henry John Carter1873
RR/7/259Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'On the accommodation of vision, and the anatomy of the ciliary body' by Arthur Trehern Norton 12 August 1873
RR/7/109Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'An experimental inquiry into the constitution of blood and the nutrition of muscular tissue' by William Marcet20 October 1871
RR/6/264Referee's report by William Scovell Savory, on the Croonian Lecture 'On the influence exercised by the movements of respiration on the circulation of the blood' by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson4 April 1867
RR/7/345Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'A contribution to the anatomy of connective tissue, nerve, and muscle, with special reference to their connexion with the lymphatic system' by G Thin1 June 1874
RR/7/203Referee's report by John Scott Burdon Sanderson, on a paper 'Further experiments on the more important physiological changes induced in the human economy by change of climate' by Alexander Rattray28 May 1872
RR/8/29Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'On the minute structure and relationships of the lymphatics of the mammalian skin, and on the ultimate distribution of nerves to the epidermis and subepidermic lymphatics' by George Hoggan and Frances Elizabeth Hoggan6 November 1877
RR/8/12Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'On the protrusion of protoplasmic filaments from the glandular hairs of the common teasel (Dipsacus sylvestris)' by Francis Darwin3 May 1877
RR/8/30Second referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'On the minute structure and relationships of the lymphatics of the mammalian skin, and on the ultimate distribution of nerves to the epidermis and subepidermic lymphatics' by George Hoggan and Frances Elizabeth Hoggan8 December 1877
RR/8/26Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'Lymphatics and their origin in muscular tissues' by George Hoggan and Frances Elizabeth Hoggan1 March 1877
RR/8/27Second referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'Lymphatics and their origin in muscular tissues' by George Hoggan and Frances Elizabeth Hoggan8 March 1877
RR/7/459Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'On the physiological action of vanadium' by John Priestley5 February 1876
RR/7/340Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'Studies on biogenesis' by William Roberts27 May 1874
RR/7/344Letter from John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'A contribution to the anatomy of connective tissue, nerve, and muscle, with special reference to their connexion with the lymphatic system' by G Thin to the Secretary of the Royal Society10 May 1874
RR/7/324Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'On the physiological action of the chinoline and pyridine bases' by John Gray McKendrick and James Dewar13 December 1874
RR/7/367Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'Supplementary note on the theory of ventilation' by Francois de Chaumont3 January 1875
RR/7/410Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'A contribution to the anatomy of connective tissue, nerve, and muscle, with special reference to their connection with the lymphatic system' by G Thin 1875
RR/7/412Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'On traumatic inflammation of connective tissue' by G Thin1 May 1875
RR/7/441Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, 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 Pye27 November 1876
RR/8/220Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'Considerations generales sur la digestion stomacale et la digestion duodenale' by an unknown author18 March 1880
RR/9/36Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'On the rhythm of the heart of the frog, and on the nature of the action of the vagus nerve' by Walter Holbrook Gaskell25 January 1882
RR/9/313Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'On the structure of hyaline cartilage' by George Thin1885
RR/8/342Referee's report by George Carey Foster, on a paper 'On the electromotive properties of the leaf of dionaea in the excited and unexcited states' by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson15 December 1881
RR/8/348Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'On Trichophyton tonsurans (the fungus of ringworm)' by George Thin9 November 1881
RR/9/118Letter from John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'Contributions to our knowledge of the connexion between chemical constitution, physiological action, and antagonism' by Thomas Lauder Brunton and John Theodore Cash to the Secreatry of the Royal Society4 October 1883
RR/9/120Letter from John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'Contributions to our knowledge of the connexion between chemical constitution, physiological action, and antagonism' by Thomas Lauder Brunton and John Theodore Cash to the Secreatry of the Royal Society18 October 1883
RR/9/166Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'The direct influence of gradual variations of temperature upon the rate of beat of the dog’s heart' by Henry Newell Martin8 March 1883
RR/9/142Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'On the formation of uric acid in the animal economy and its relation to hippuric acid' by Alfred Baring Garrod26 December 1883
RR/9/151Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'Experiments upon the heart of the dog with reference to the maximum volume of blood sent out by the left ventricle in a single beat, and the influence of variations in venous pressure, arterial pressure, and pulse rate upon the work done by the heart' by William H Howell and F Donaldson1883
RR/10/51Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'A record of experiments upon the functions of the cerebral cortex' by Victor Alexander Haden Horsley and Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer22 February 1887
RR/9/324Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'The electrical phenomena accompanying the process of secretion in the salivary glands of the dog and cat' by William Maddock Bayliss and John Rose Bradford25 May 1886
RR/9/331Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'The carbonic acid, organic matter and micro-organisms in air' by Carnelly, Haldan and Anderson21 July 1886
RR/9/355Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'On the place of origin of uric acid in the animal body' by Alfred Baring Garrod1886
RR/10/131Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'A new method of determining the number of micro-organisms in air' by Thomas Carnelley and Thomas Wilson22 February 1888
RR/9/376Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'Experimental researches on the propagation of heat by conduction in muscle, liver, kidney, bone, and brain' by J S Lombard25 May 1886
RR/10/215Referee's report by Joseph John Thomson, on a paper 'On the electromotive properties of the leaf of Dionæa in the excited and unexcited states.—Second paper' by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson20 July 1888
RR/10/280Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'On the secretion of saliva, chiefly on the secretion of salts in it' by John Newport Langley and H M Fletcher27 August 1888
RR/10/234Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'Muscular movements in man, and their evolution in the infant: a study of movement in man, and its evolution, together with inferences as to the properties of nervecentres and their modes of action in expressing thought' by Francis Warner14 August 1888
RR/11/83Letter from John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'Contributions to the chemical bacteriology of sewage' by Henry Enfield Roscoe and Joseph Lunt14 May 1891
RR/12/59Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'A contribution to the study of descending degenerations in the brain and spinal cord, and of the seat of origin and paths of conduction of the fits in absinthe epilepsy' by Rubert William Boyce9 May 1894
RR/11/94Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'On the changes evoked in the circulation and respiration by electrical excitation of the floor of the 4th ventricle' by W G Spencer10 July 1891
RR/12/166Second referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'The pathology of the oedema which accompanies passive congestion' by Walter Sydney Lazarus-Barlow27 June 1894
RR/12/154Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'On the effects produced on the circulation and respiration by gun-shot injuries of the cerebral hemispheres' by S P Kramer and Victor Alexander Haden Horsley29 March 1894
RR/12/164Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'The pathology of the oedema which accompanies passive congestion' by Walter Sydney Lazarus-Barlownd [1894]
RR/12/224Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'Degenerations consequent on experimental lesions of the cerebellum' by J S Risien Russell10 February 1895
RR/11/168Referee's report by John Scott Burdon Sanderson, on a paper 'The hippocampus' by Alex Hill24 July 1892
RR/13/256Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'On the mechanism by which the first sound of the heart is produced' by Richard Quain12 May 1897
RR/12/261Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'Coordination of cellular growth and action by physical forces' by F Warnernd [1894]
RR/12/23Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'The electromotive properties of the skin of the common eel' by Edward Waymouth Reid25 December 1892
RR/12/218Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'Experimental researches into the functions of the cerebellum' by J S Risien Russell17 April 1894
RR/12/243Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'The effect produced upon respiration by faradic excitation of the cerebrum in the monkey, dog, cat, and rabbit' by W G Spencer29 December 1893
RR/12/318Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'Acokanthera schimperi: its natural history, chemistry, and pharmacology' by Thomas Richard Fraser and Joseph Tillie30 October 1895
RR/12/387Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'The influence of the cerebral cortex on the larynx' by J S Risien Russell[1895]
RR/12/356Referee's report by Charles Scott Sherrington and John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'On the changes in movement and sensation produced by hemisection of the spinal cord in the cat' by Charles Devereux Marshall21 May 1895
RR/12/392Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'An attempt to cultivate parasitic protozoa from malignant tumours, vaccinia, molluscum contagiosum, and certain normal tissues, together with infection experiments carried out with the culture media, and a note on the treatment of cancer' by Samuel George Shattock and Charles A Ballance23 May 1895
RR/13/126Letter from John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'The healing of incisions in vegetable tissues' by Samuel George Shattock to Professor Foster28 January 1896
RR/13/127Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'The healing of incisions in vegetable tissues' by Samuel George Shattock 30 January 1896
RR/13/148Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a Croonian Lecture 'Observations on isolated nerve (with particular reference to carbon dioxide)' by Augustus Desire Waller 14 June 1896
RR/13/147Letter from John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a Croonian Lecture 'Observations on isolated nerve (with particular reference to carbon dioxide)' by Augustus Desire Waller to the Secretary of the Royal Society14 June 1896
RR/8/163Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'On the effects of chloroform and ether on the radial tracing' by Charles Handfield Jones9 August 1879
RR/8/341Referee's report by Michael Foster, on a paper 'On the electromotive properties of the leaf of dionaea in the excited and unexcited states' by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson27 November 1881
RR/13/170Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'A study of the phenomena and causation of heat-contraction of skeletal muscle' by Thomas Gregor Brodie and S W F Richardson9 March 1897
RR/10/34Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on two papers 'A new method for the quantitative estimation of micro-organisms present the atmosphere' by Percy Faraday Frankland, and 'Further experiments on the distribution of micro-organisms in air (by Hesse's method)' by Percy Faraday Frankland and T G Hartnd [1887]
RR/10/27Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'Note on the functions of the sinuses of Valsalva and auricular appendices, with some remarks on the mechanism of the heart and pulse' by M Collier30 July 1887
RR/10/266Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'The accurate determination of carbonic acid and moisture in air' by John Scott Haldane and Marcus Seymour Pembrey12 May 1889
RR/10/384Letter from John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, to George Carey Foster, regarding a paper 'On the changes produced in the circulation and respiration by increase of the intra-cranial pressure or tension' by Walter Spencer and Victor Alexander Haden Horsley18 December 1890
RR/7/246Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'Visible direction: being an elementary contribution to the study of monocular and binocular vision' by James Jago12 May 1873
RR/9/327Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'A minute analysis (experimental) of the various movements produced by stimulating in the monkey different regions of the cortical centre for the upper limb, as defined by Professor Ferrier' by Charles E Beevor and Victor Horsley22 May 1886
RR/11/115Second referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'On the electromotive phenomena of the mammalian heart' by William Maddock Bayliss and Ernest Henry Starling26 January 1892
MS/427/306Note of a letter [from George Gabriel Stokes, Secretary of] the Royal Society; to Sir Henry [Frederick] Ponsonby K.C.B1 November 1883
NLB/14/510Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Scott Burdon Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society23 March 1897
RR/15/161Referee's report by the Secretaries of the Royal Society, on a paper 'The electric response of inorganic substances. Preliminary notice' by Jagadis Chunder BoseJune 1901
NLB/2/611Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company26 September 1888
NLB/5/1252Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr John Scott Burdon Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society4 February 1892
NLB/12/173Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Walter Holbrook Gaskell, Fellow of the Royal Society23 December 1895
RR/16/10Referee's report by John Scott Burdon Sanderson, on a paper 'Mechanical and electrical response in plants' by Jagadis Chunder BoseFebruary 1904
NLB/15/857Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Professor John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society3 January 1898
NLB/18/274Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr J W W Stephens16 February 1899
NLB/20/111Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society3 February 1900
NLB/20/282Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Clifford Allbutt, Professor Edwin Ray Lankester, Sir John Kirk, Sir John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, and Dr Patrick Manson [Fellows of the Royal Society]12 March 1900
RR/6/203Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'The physiological action of atropine, digitaline, and aconitine on the heart and blood-vessels of the frog' by Frederic B Nunneleynd [1869]
RR/10/382Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'On the changes produced in the circulation and respiration by increase of the intra-cranial pressure or tension' by Walter Spencer and Victor Alexander Haden Horsley21 September 1890
RR/10/385Second letter from John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, to George Carey Foster, regarding a paper 'On the changes produced in the circulation and respiration by increase of the intra-cranial pressure or tension' by Walter Spencer and Victor Alexander Haden Horsley24 December 1890
RR/12/60Second referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'A contribution to the study of descending degenerations in the brain and spinal cord, and of the seat of origin and paths of conduction of the fits in absinthe epilepsy' by Rubert William Boyce7 April 1894
RR/12/61Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'A contribution to the study of I., some of the decussating tracts of the mid- and inter-brain, and II., of the pyramidal system in the mesencephalon and bulb' by Rubert William Boyce28 June 1894
RR/11/227Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'A further minute analysis by electric stimulation of the so-called motor region (Facial area) of the cortex cerebri in the monkey (macacus sinicus)' by Charles E Beevor and Victor Alexander Haden Horsley8 June 1893
RR/6/265Referee's report by William Banjamin Carpenter, on the Croonian Lecture 'On the influence exercised by the movements of respiration on the circulation of the blood' by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson4 June 1867
EC/1867/17Burdon-Sanderson, Sir John Scott: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/3/959Copy letter from Michael Foster, to the Secretary, Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company, 122 Leadenhall Street, E.C.26 November 1889
NLB/17/72Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society12 July 1898
NLB/17/161Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society29 July 1898
NLB/20/114Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Kirk, Professor Edwin Ray Lankester, Professor Thomas Clifford Allbutt, Sir John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellows of the Royal Society and members of the Malaria Committee5 February 1900
NLB/30/501Copy letter from Archibald Geikie, to Lord Joseph Lister, Dr Frederick Walker Mott, Sir Michael Foster, Dr Klein, Major Ronald Ross, Sir John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Professor Charles Scott Sherrington4 April 1905
RR/10/11Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'A further minute analysis by electric stimulation of the so-called motor region of the cortex cerebri in the monkey (Macacus sinicus)' by Charles E Beevor and Victor Alexander Haden Horsley25 October 1887
RR/9/245Referee's report by John Scott Burdon Sanderson, on a paper 'Observations on the influence of certain culture fluids and medicinal reagents in the growth and development of the Bacillus tuberculosis' by C Thoedore Williams1884
RR/9/247Letter from John Scott Burdon Sanderson, on a paper 'Observations on the influence of certain culture fluids and medicinal reagents in the growth and development of the Bacillus tuberculosis' by C Thoedore Williams to the Secretary of the Royal Society4 May 1884
RR/12/126Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'On the constitution and mode of formation of "food vacuoles" in infusoria, as illustrated by the history of the processes of digestion in Carchesium polypinum' by Major Greenwood10 January 1894
RR/11/14Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'On the electromotive phenomena of the mammalian heart' by William Maddock Bayliss and Ernest Henry Starling17 December 1891
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