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The Organisation of Embryological Research in America

Nature volume 96, pages 625626 (03 February 1916) | Download Citation



WHEN British anatomists come to examine “Contributions to Embryology,”1 which have been issued by the Carnegie Institution of Washington as publications numbers 221, 222, they will be less than human if they do not feel a twinge of jealousy. Five-and-twenty years ago anatomists in America were British in method and in spirit; they were easy-going, each man following leisurely his own individual bent. Since that time a remarkable change has taken place; the onumber of laboratories in which the structure and development of the human body are taught and investigated have increased tenfold; the number of investigators has grown in a still greater ratio; in quantity and quality their anatomical proceedings and journals of have come to rival those of any country in Europe.

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    Carnegie Institution of Washington Publications. Nos. 221, 222. â"œContributions to Embryology.â” Vol. i., No. 1. Vol. ii., Nos. 2â"“6. Vol. iii., Nos 7â"“9.

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    Journal of the American Medical Association, 1913, vol. lx., p. 1509.

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