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January 6, 1900

Text-Book of the Embryology of Invertebrates.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(1):60. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460010068028

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This translation of a leading German work on embryology will be welcomed by English-speaking [ill]ologists, and while it is not exactly in the direct[ill] of medical study, it should be also valuable to a large section of our profession. Comparative embryology, even more than some other departments of zoölogic study, is a close collateral to medicine, and no physician will be the worse for an acquaintance with this subject. The three volumes here presented give one of the most complete, available presentations of the subject in our language, and with the coming fourth volume, which will probably soon appear, will form a standard authority covering the whole ground of invertebrate embryology.

The translators and editors, both American and English, have done their work well, and their additions bring the subject up to our present knowledge. One can not but regret, however, that it was ever originally written in German. The

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