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April 23, 1927

Physiologische Theorie der Vererbung.

JAMA. 1927;88(17):1344-1345. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680430046034

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The author of this monograph is well known in the field of genetics and heredity by his brilliant experiments on heredity of sex and the phenomenon of intersex or quantitative sex factors in the lower animals. In the present volume he attempts to develop a physiologic theory of heredity by combining the theory of genes of the mendelian school with the known facts and theories of embryologic development. The author claims nothing more for this theory than that it may be a guide and a help to other scholars in the orientation of a difficult field. He expressly states that he expects his hypothesis to be superseded in the near future, especially from data in the important field of biochemistry. It is in the field of biochemistry that the working geneticists of today are particularly deficient. The volume is not easy reading and should be tackled by those who are

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