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Mineral Content of Eyes

Nature volume 128, pages 376377 (29 August 1931) | Download Citation

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IN the course of an investigation into the mineral content of vertebrate tissues, mostly human, by the spectrographic method of analysis already described in NATURE,1 the choroids of an ox's eyes were found to contain a notable quantity of barium, the percentage in the tissue dried at 100° being estimated at nearly 1.5; a trace of strontium was also present. The choroids of a sheep's eyes analysed at the same time gave no indication of barium, though a trace of strontium was present.

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    NATURE, April 20, 1929, p. 601.

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    Le Lait, 11, No. 102, pp. 113–124; 1931.

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  1. Carrow Hill, Norwich. Regis Road, Wolverhampton, July 30.

    • HUGH RAMAGE
    •  & J. H. SHELDON

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