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'The Effects of Gastrin and its Analogues on Isolated Smooth Muscles'

  • Vane, Sir John, FRS (1927-2004), Pharmacologist
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Vane, Sir John Robert (1927-2004)
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File consists of final versions of papers, draft papers, correspondence, notes and photographs of experiment results (to be used in the final article) related to the published letter by Emilia Mikos and J.R. Vane, "The Effects of Gastrin and its Analogues on Isolated Smooth Muscles", Nature, vol.214, p105-107, 1 April 1967. Details include:

Printer's typeset proof of the letter toNature with manuscript amendments which is undated.

Two different typed drafts of the letter including table 1, figure titles and references. Both drafts with significant manuscript amendments.

Photographs used as figures/tables in the article including; figure 1 (30/98/1866); figure 2 (30/98/1867); and table 1 (30/98/1863). Additional photographs including; 30/98/1864, 30/98/1865, 317-66, 319-66, and 418-88 (also numbered 591-66).

A typed draft paper titled, "summary of work done by E. Mikos whilst she has been here".

Handwritten notes and hand drawn tables (early versions of figure 1) including, questions for Emilia dated 31 January 1966, drawings of equipment and graphs and results of experiments carried out from 2 February 1966 to 9 February 1966.

Typed sheet of instructions from Imperial Chemical Industries Limited, Pharmaceuticals Division, regarding the preparation of a solution of one of its products, together with handwritten notes by G. Morley dated 26 November 1965.

Letter from Alan Bennett at King's College Hospital Medical School, dated 24 January 1967, referring to the paper and making some small points about it including referring Vane to the conclusions of his own recent published paper.

Correpondence between Vane and Professor R.A. Gregory at the University of Liverpool. One letter from Gregory to Vane, dated 21 October 1966, gives detailed comments on the proposed paper on gastrin. A second letter from Vane to Gregory thanks Gregory for his comments and says he will contact the editor of Nature to make the suggested amendments.

Correspondence between Vane and the publisher including; letter from Vane to J. Maddox (editor at Nature) submitting the paper (18 October 1966); letter from Vane with amendments to the paper (25 October 1966); and letter from the journal regarding acceptance of the paper for publication (26 October 1966).



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