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    THESE consist of a series of twenty-seven plates, with accompanying descriptions (large octavo), said by their originator to embody “explicit directions for examining portions of the cat, and the heart, eye, and brain of the sheep, as an aid in the study of elementary physiology.” The author is well known in anatomical circles as the founder of a notoriously ambitious terminology, not wholly destitute of useful points. This present venture has furnished him a new peg upon which to hang this, and his title savours of the kind of treatment which the subject receives at his hands. Plate xviii. Fig. 19(which deals with the “pelvic viscera, etc”.[sic], of the female cat), and Plate xiii. Fig. 14 (which is said to represent the “head and neck of cat partly dissected ”), may be taken as fair examples. With their faulty delineation of things which may be at once determined from descriptions alone, their ugly letters sprawling over them, and their apologetic descriptions, they are useless and uncalled for; and the matter is the more nauseous, as more than one finished anatomical treatise happens to deal with this animal. We put the plates down with the feeling that they are calculated to repel rather than encourage the student, and that although they may be of service in the work of the Cornell University, in connection with which they have arisen, there would be cause for alarm should they be adopted elsewhere.

    Physiology Practicums.

    By Burt G. Wilder, Professor of Physiology, Vertebrate Zoology, and Neurology in Cornell University, U.S.A. (Published by the Author, 1893.)

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