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October 29, 1910

Embryologic Specimens Desired

Author Affiliations

Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore.

JAMA. 1910;55(18):1574. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330180062026

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  I wish again to request through The Journal that physicians send me embryologic specimens which are constantly falling into their hands. The collection of such specimens at the Johns Hopkins is now one of the best in existence, has been studied carefully by the staff, and is being used constantly by anatomists at home and abroad. About 100 published studies on human embryology are based on this collection, including the "Manual of Human Embryology," in two volumes, published recently by the J. B. Lippincott Co.Much more material than is now at hand is needed by investigators to further the science of human embryology, as well as to study with greater care the diseases of the ovum and the cause of abortion. To be of most value, the material should be preserved immediately after the abortion in a 10 per cent. dilution of liquor formaldehydi, or by

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