The British Association: Department of Anatomy and Physiology


On the Discoveries of the Past Half-Century relating to Animal Motion THE two great branches of Biology with which we concern ourselves in this section, Animal Morphology and Physiology, are most intimately related to each other. This arises from their having, one subject of study—the living animal organism. The difference between them lies in this, that whereas the studies of the anatomist lead him to fix his attention on the organism itself, to us physiologists it, and the organs of which it is made up, serve only as vestigia, by means of which we investigate the vital processes of which they are alike the causes and, consequences.


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BURDON-SANDERSON, J. The British Association: Department of Anatomy and Physiology. Nature 24, 439–443 (1881).

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