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Practical Zoology

Nature volume 74, pages viiiix (11 October 1906) | Download Citation



THIS work, a companion volume to one on invertebrates published four years ago, is a laboratory manual, and gives directions for the dissection of the dog-fish, the perch, Necturus, the frog, a turtle, a pigeon, and a cat. It is on the whole a trustworthy guide, and may usefully serve as a handbook for a short course on vertebrate anatomy. The animals chosen are, with two exceptions, already described in text-books available in every laboratory, and we are at a loss to discover what particular office the present volume serves to fill, as in fulness, accuracy, or mode of treatment it does not surpass its predecessors. We presume that it represents the author's course of teaching, and owes its existence rather to the desire to emphasise that experience than to the supposed existence of a gap in anatomical literature which it may be held to fill.

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