THIS work, which is a revision of Prof. Koelliker's book, is intended especially for students and practitioners. Although Dr. Schultze writes his descriptions of the various developmental processes in a concise manner, avoiding controverted and purely theoretical points as far as possible, still he has introduced into his book all the more recent important observations on mammalian embryology. The work appears to be throughout in all points quite up to date. The well-chosen figures, which are numerous and nicely reproduced, are all taken from mammalian embryos, and it will doubtless be a satisfaction to a student of human embryology to find such illustrations instead of the oft-repeated figures of fowl, reptile, and even invertebrate embryos common in textbooks on human development. Our present knowledge of the early stages of mammalian embryos quite justifies the omission of such figures in an account of mammalian development. Dr. Schultze has succeeded in making his history of the embryology of man and mammals hang well together. As the work is sure to be extensively used, it is to be hoped that an English translation will shortly be forthcoming. The second part is promised at the end of this vear.
Grundriss der Entwicklungsgeschichte des Menschen und der Säugethiere.
By Dr. Oscar Schultze. Erste Hälfte. Pp. 177. (Leipzig: Engelmann, 1896.)
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