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De Generatione

Nature volume 127, pages 351353 (07 March 1931) | Download Citation



THIS interesting essay is one of the relaxations that Prof. P. J. Cole has allowed himself in the course of his labours on a “History of Zoology“, and we cannot but hope that he may make yet other diversions of a similar nature, provided, of course, that the progress of the magnum opus is not unduly delayed. Sexual generation is a subject that the inquisitive mind has always been prone to play with, and thus the history is often very picturesque, even grotesquely so. This is well illustrated by the persistence with, which observers, who should have known better, discerned and designed within the spermatozoon the lineaments of a fœtus.

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