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May 6, 1939

Aids to Embryology

JAMA. 1939;112(18):1861. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800180085050

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Here is a series of brief summaries to each of which a still briefer summary is appended. The object is to provide clear and concise statements which can be memorized and used to answer questions in examinations. In this edition discussions on heredity and the current ideas as to the endocrine regulation of the female reproductive system have been added to meet new requirements of the British Medical Council. The author hopes too that he has provided enough information so that the student can take a rational and understanding view of congenital abnormalities. It is probable that the student cannot assimilate much more embryology than this unless he can come into personal contact with some of the kaleidoscopic changes of ontogeny. Often the treatment is necessarily so inadequate as to give no ideas whatever (see coelom); there are merely some pertinent phrases which may enable the student to indicate that

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