Sir William Bate Hardy (1864-1934) was a celebrated British biologist and member of the Royal Society, whose scientific aims were summarized by Sir Hugh Anderson in the following terms: 'Hardy once observed a cell divide under a microscope, and wondered why.' This book contains his 59 scientific papers on a variety of subjects, reflective of his interdisciplinary attitude to scientific topics, written between 1891 and 1933. This volume will be of value to anyone with an interest in Hardy's academic career and legacy.
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Table of Contents
1. On some points in the histology and development of myriothela phrygia; 2. On the reaction of certain cell-granules with methylene blue; 3. The blood corpuscles of the crustacea, together with a suggestion as to the origin of the crustacean fibrin-ferment; 4. The protective functions of the skin of certain animals; 5. On the structure and functions of the alimentary canal of daphnia; 6. On the characters and behaviour of the wandering (migrating) cells of the frog, especially in relation to micro-organisms; 7. On the changes in the number and character of the wandering cells of the frog induced by the presence of urari or of bacillus anthracis; 8. The morphology and distribution of the wandering cells of mammalia; 9. On some histological features and physiological properties of the post-oesophageal nerve cord of the crustacea; 10. On the characters and behaviour of the wandering (migrating) cells of the frog, especially in relation to micro-organisms; 11. Note on the oxidising powers of different regions of the spectrum in relation to the bactericidal action of light and air; 12. The wandering cells of the alimentary canal; 13. Further observations upon the action of the oxyphil and hyaline cells of frog's lymph upon bacilli; 14. On the structure of cell protoplasm; 15. On the coagulation of proteid by electricity; 16. A preliminary investigation of the conditions which determine the stability of irreversible hydrosols; 17. On the mechanism of gelation in reversible colloidal systems; 18. The action of salts of radium upon globulins; 19. On the sensation of light produced by radium rays and its relation to visual purple; 20. On the oxidising action of the rays from radium bromide as shown by the decomposition of iodoform; 21. Colloidal solution. The globulins; 22. Colloidal solution. The globulin system; 23. On globulins. Croonian lecture; 24. The physical basis of life; 25. Electrolytes and colloids - the physical state of gluten; 26. Electrolytic colloids; 27. Proteins of blood plasma; 28. Note on the surface electric charges of living cells; 29. The general theory of colloidal solutions; 30. The tension of composite fluid surfaces and the mechanical stability of films of fluid; 31. On the formation of a heat-reversible gel; 32. The influence of chemical constitution upon interfacial tension; 33. The tension of composite fluid surfaces. II; 34. Note on differences in electrical potential within the living cell; 35. An application of the principle of dynamical similitude to molecular physics; 36. Some problems of living matter. The Guthrie lecture; 37. Note on static friction and on the lubricating properties of certain chemical substances; 38. The spreading of fluids on glass; 39. Static friction. II; 40. Problems of lubrication; 41. Boundary lubrication. The paraffin series; 42. Boundary lubrication. The temperature coefficient; 43. Boundary lubrication. The latent period and mixtures of two lubricants; 44. Boundary lubrication. Plane surfaces and the limitations of Amontons' law; 45. On the spreading of fluids on water and solids: and the thickness of a primary film; 46. Chemistry at interfaces; 47. Films; 48. Living matter; 49. A microscopic study of the freezing of gel; 50. Studies in adhesion. I; 51. Studies in adhesion. II; 52. Molecular orientation in living matter; 53. Freie und gebudene Flüssigkeit in Gelen; 54. Statische Reibung und Adsoption; 55. Note on the central nervous system of the crayfish; 56. Problems of the boundary state; 57. Adsorption. A study of availability and accessibility; 58. The freezing point of yolk and white of egg; 59. To remind: a biological essay. The Abraham Flexner lecture; Index.