image hd_1_3_2_f21r
Image number: RS.12960
Credit: ©The Royal Society,

Physalia

Date

ca.1894

Creator

Henry Hallett Dale (1875-1968, British), Physiologist

Object type

Archive reference number

Material

Dimensions

height (drawing): 254mm
width (drawing): 189mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal

Description

Marine biological sketch of a siphonophore, probably the Portuguese man o' war, Physalia physalis, seen above and below the waterline.

Original study within the Cambridge University student exercise book A notebook for practical zoology. Part 1 (Cambridge, Zoological Laboratory, 1892), f.21r. Drawn within the section ‘Siphonophora…Physalia with large pneumatophore and long tentacles’.

Sir Henry Hallett Dale (1875-1968) British physiologist and pharmacologist was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1914. He served as its President from 1940-1945.

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