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January 19, 1924

Membres et ceintures des vertèbres tétrapodes.

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By L. Vialleton. Librairie Octavo Doin, Paris, 1924.

JAMA. 1924;82(3):233. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650290063038

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In an imposing volume of 710 pages, the author has given an exhaustive study of the girdle an appendages of the tetrapod vertebrates. No such survey is available anywhere else in the literature. The author has brought together work on this subject in splendid form. He has added much from his own researches, and has displayed good judgment in combining the material so that the anatomist who seeks information will find here a wealth of detail at his disposal. No teacher or worker interested in vertebrate problems can afford to overlook Professor Vialleton's discussion of the general questions involved in the structure of the girdle and appendages and in the interrelationship of the parts. The various theories that have been advanced by Gegenbaur, Dohrn, Balfour and others in the effort to interpret the nature and origin of these structures are peculiarly well presented. It is perhaps hardly necessary to state

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