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September 15, 1928

Recent Advances in Anatomy.

JAMA. 1928;91(11):824. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700110056032

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This is an excellent statement of recent advances in an interesting and important part of anatomic research. The object of all anatomic study is an understanding of the structure and properties of living tissues, and researches of this nature are presented in this book with such clearness and critical appreciation that general readers can survey the fields which a few segregated specialists have tilled. Like many specialists, they have been generally unappreciated but they have obtained results. Dr. Woollard reviews work on individual living cells, their chromosomes, and mitochondria; tissue culture; the phenomena of the reproductive cycle in the female; the growth centers and organizers of the early embryo; vital staining and the great science of hematology, which began with Ehrlich and grew marvelously during this century; the red nucleus, the labyrinth, the sympathetic nervous system, the cerebellum and other mechanisms concerned with muscle tone and posture; the mechanisms of

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