La cinétique du développement: multiplication cellulaire et croissance

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AS its title indicates, this book deals with the problems of development from the point of view of changes in the energy potential and the physico-chemical constitution of the animal organism. A very wide field is covered embracing the experimental aspects of embryology and cytology, and the very numerous and various facts presented are, by the method of treatment, welded into one consistent whole. Apart from its originality of outlook, the book is undoubtedly of great value to all experimental biologists merely as a work of reference. The author's solution of the problem of what to omit will probably, in the main, meet with approval. It is at first sight strange to dismiss in a short ^footnote (p. 114) the evidence for the permanency of the chromosomes, but as information on this point is readily available in numerous text-books, the author has perhaps chosen wisely in omitting it here. The omission of any discussion on regeneration, with the exception of a short account of the healing of wounds, is more to be regretted. The problems of regeneration and those of development are undoubtedly closely allied, and the scattered facts and theories of regeneration could well bear such a critical review as the author has, in this book, bestowed upon other problems.

La cinétique du développement: multiplication cellulaire et croissance.

Par Dr. E. Fauré-Fremiet. (Les problèmes biologiques.) Pp. viii + 336. (Paris: Les Presses universitaires de France. 1925.) 35 francs.

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