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January 25, 1908

The Labyrinth of Animals, Including Mammals, Birds. Reptiles and Amphibians.

JAMA. 1908;L(4):302. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530300054023

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Abstract

This beautiful volume is the result of seven years' work by the author on the labyrinth of vertebrates. The book is of special value to the comparative anatomist and student of evolution, and the chapter on the significance of anatomic differences in the labyrinths of animals is of unusual interest. It includes the primates, cheiropters, carnivora, ungulata, edentata and most of the rodentia. The second volume, we are informed, will deal with the rest of the rodents, the insectivora, the cetacea, the sirenia, the marsupialia, the monotremata, as well as the birds, reptiles and amphibia. Fishes have been omitted as having been completely described by Retzius and other anatomists.

For the instruction of the laboratory worker exact directions are given as to the method of making the preparations and of taking the photographs. Briefly, the labyrinth is injected, as soon as possible after death, through the oval window with a

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