Additional note on the contraction of voluntary muscle in the living body. In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. For the year MDCCCXLI, Part I.

By: BOWMAN, Sir William (1816-1892).

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296 x 235 mm. 4to. Pages 69-72. [Entire volume: viii, [2], 97, [1 blank], [4] pp.] 1 engraved plate after drawings by Bowman. Original printed wrappers; covers off, stitching sprung, spine and extremities chipped. Ex library rubber stamps and ms. notations on top cover. Good. "Bowman's classic description of the anatomy and contracility of striated muscle fibrils was hardly improved upon until the advent of the electron microscope. He was the first to give a complete description of the fascicular tunic, which he named sarcolemma." Haskell Norman Library. The first part of William Bowman's professional career (up to 1842) concentrated on histological studies which resulted in the publication of Physiological anatomy and physiology of man (1843-1856) published with Robert Bentley Todd (1809-1860). This work was an important landmark and displayed Bowman's accurate eye and descriptive pen, and artistic pencil which produced masterly accounts of histology. New and detailed descriptions were made of skin, muscle, nerves, sense organs, kidney, bone, and cartilage. On 18 June 1840 the paper "On the minute structure and movement of voluntary muscle" was communicated to the Royal Society by Todd. It resulted in Bowman's election to fellowship at the age of twenty-five. This paper is a follow-up to that landmark paper. DSB, II, pp. 375-376; Fulton, History of physiology, pp. 226-228; Garrison and Morton 542 (both articles); Haskell Norman Library 294 (both articles).

Title: Additional note on the contraction of voluntary muscle in the living body. In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. For the year MDCCCXLI, Part I.

Author Name: BOWMAN, Sir William (1816-1892).

Categories: Muscles,

Publisher: London:, Richard and John E. Taylor, 1841.: 1841

lbs: 9.00 lbs

Seller ID: M7588

Keywords: Muscles