Researches, Tending to Prove the Non-Vascularity and the Peculiar Uniform Mode of Organization and Nutrition of Certain Animal Tissues, Viz. Articular Cartilage, and the Cartilage of the Different Classes of Fibro-Cartilage; the Cornea, the Crystalline Lens, and the Vitreous Humour; and the Epidermoid Appendages

Joseph Toynbee
1841 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London