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This book is based on a careful survey of the McGill University Libraries. The first part of the work is devoted to a readable and excellent digest of the significant literature from Aristotle to the present. This digest is interesting and valuable because the author has viewed the various works historically and geographically as well as to subject and source, and also because many fundamental treatises in vertebrate zoology are brought to the reader's attention. The second section is a student's and librarian's index to the final division of the treatise, which consists of a partially annotated catalog of authors and titles of printed books, manuscripts, periodicals, etc., pertaining to vertebrate zoology.
While using this work, one must always keep in mind that it represents only an introduction to the vast literature on vertebrate zoology. The treatise, nevertheless, is an important aid in filling an urgent demand in
Nelsen OE. An Introduction to the Literature of Vertebrate Zoology. Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;7(5):822. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820120174021
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