Tracts on Generation

Tracts on Generation

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...of Propagation, passim. These references will suffice to show that the doctrine here expounded is quite new. I was gradually led, by my labors on the subject of generation and the formation of the Mammalia, to the appreciation of the law to the development of which this tract has been devoted. The observation made on the 11th June last, opened my eyes. After this, I could not, for a time, find my way through the multitude of conflicting experiments. In July I accidentally communicated the conclusion I had gained to M. Breschet, in Paris, who had the kindness to read my letter to the Academy, at the session of July 17th; on which occasion, by a remarkable accident, M. Raciborski, immediately afterwards, stated his conclusions from anatomical investigations of the ovary of the human female, leading him to embrace opinions similar to mine, vide Comptes Rendus, t. xvi., No. 3, July 17,1843. At the next session of the Academy, M. Duvernoy proved that he had announced the same idea in the autumn of the preceding year, at the meeting of naturalists at Strasburg, without, however, adducing any observations made on the subject (vide Revue Zoologique, 1842, LExperience, No. 319, August 10th, 1842, p. 89). M. Breschet, at the end of August, sent me a publication of M. Pouchet, professor of Zoology at Rouen, Theorie positive de la fecondation des Mammifcres, basee sur V Observation de toute la serie animate, Paris, 1842. This work, which, until then, had been quite unknown to me, is at present probably still quite unknown in Germany, in consequence of the want of intercommunication of publishers. In the Gazette Medicale, No. 36, September 9th, p. 585, Pouchet declared that he had already stated the contents of his book, in 1835, and that the book...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236832078
  • 9781236832078