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A Source Book in Animal Biology

Edited by Thomas S. Hall

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ISBN 9780674592698

Publication Date: 01/01/1951

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  • General Editor’s Preface
  • Preface
  • The Organization of Animal Life
    Papers Relating to Comparative and Systematic Zoology and the Organization of the Individual
    • Revival of Biological Inquiry
    • Renaissance of Anatomy
    • Beginnings of Comparative Anatomy
    • Beginnings of Modern Ornithology
    • Birth of Modern Systematic Zoology
    • Taxonomy Applied to Man
    • Biological Basis of Comparative Anthropology
    • Beginnings of Exact Anatometry
    • Basic Morphological Types
    • Rise of the Tissue Concept
    • Naturphilosophie
    • Meckel on Method in Anatomy
    • Introduction of the Cell Theory
    • Establishment of the Unicellular Condition of the Protozoa
    • Cellular Basis of Histology
  • The Activities of the Animal Organism
    Contributions to Physiology
    • Early Gropings Toward an Idea of Metabolism
    • Circulation Postulated
    • Valves Discovered in the Veins
    • Proof of Circulation
    • Theory of the Circulation
    • Discovery of Lymphatic System
    • Mechanistic Basis of Physiology
    • Early Studies on Respiration
    • Direct Observation of Capillary Circulation
    • Transfusions Accomplished
    • Interpretation of Kidney Function
    • First Published Account of Sperm
    • The Physics of Flight
    • Early Studies on the Mechanics of Circulation
    • Reproductive Physiology of Invertebrates
    • Parthenogenesis Proven
    • Mechanism in the Eighteenth Century
    • Solution of Food in the Stomach
    • Early Experimental Study on Coagulation
    • Respiratory Interdependence of Animals and Plants
    • Respiration as Utilization of Oxygen
    • Animal Electricity
    • Rise of Modern Physiology of Digestion
    • Biochemical Nature of Nutrition
    • Formation of Sugar in the Liver
    • Analysis of Adrenal Function
    • Recognition of the Colloid Condition
    • Life Existing Independently in an “Internal Environment”
    • Physiological Action of a Hormone Demonstrated
    • Biochemical Definition of Life
    • Biochemical Character of Dietary Deficiency
  • The Basis of Animal Behavior
    Contributions to Physiological and General Animal Psychology
    • Mechanistic Basis of Physiological Psychology
    • Early Concept of Cerebral Localization
    • Irritability Recognized and Defined
    • Recognition of Reflex Action
    • Beginnings of Modern Theory of Vision and Color Vision
    • Functions of the Dorsal and Ventral Roots of the Spinal Nerves
    • Spinal Nerve Roots
    • Specific Nerve Energies
    • The Speed of the Nerve Impulse
    • On the Instincts of Insects
    • Conditioned Reflexes
  • The Origin and Development of the Individual
    • Revival of Descriptive Embryology
    • Earliest Illustrated Embryological Treatise
    • Epigenetic Theory of Development
    • The Quest for the Mammalian Egg
    • Early Experimental Studies of “Spontaneous Generation”
    • Preformation Theory
    • Revival of Epigenesis
    • Early Experimental Study of Regeneration
    • Doctrine of Preformation
    • Early Opposition to Spontaneous Generation
    • Materialism, Evolution, and Epigenesis
    • Embryology and Evolution
    • Germ Layers as Homologies
    • Descriptive Embryology Comes of Age
    • Experimental Analysis of Developmental Mechanics
    • Totipotency of Blastomeres
    • The Growth of Isolated Tissue in Vitro
  • Cellular Biology
    • Description of Cells
    • Protozoa Discovered
    • Bacteria Described
    • Description of Sarcode
    • Status of the Protozoa Prior to Enunciation of General Cell Theory
    • The General Cell Theory
    • Omnis Cellula E Cellula
    • Establishment of the Classical Concept of Protoplasm
    • Chromosome Cycle Clarified
    • Significance of Sexuality
    • Protoplasmic Models
    • Mechanism of Sex Determination
  • Pathology
    Contributions to Parasitology and to the Biological Foundations of Pathology
    • Germ Theory of Disease
    • Pathology as Objective Biology
    • Foundations of Modern Medical Physiology
    • From Humoral to Anatomical Pathology
    • Artificial Active Immunization
    • Disease as the Result of Dietary Deficiency
    • Alternation of Generations and Hosts
    • Foundations of Cellular Pathology
    • Determinism and Medicine
    • Insect Transmission of Disease
    • Immunity via Artificially Attenuated Virus
    • Insects as Vectors of Disease
    • General Zoological Interpretation of Inflammation
    • Substances Which Cannot Be Absent without Injury
  • Evolution and Heredity
    Papers Related to the Production and Conservation of New Types
    • Beginnings of Modern Paleontology
    • Evolution as Deterioration
    • Population and Nutrition
    • Evolution through Environmentally Produced Modification
    • Geological History Reasoned from Paleontology
    • Geology and Organic Evolution
    • Joint Publication of Darwin’s and Wallace’s Arguments in Favor of Natural Selection
    • The Defense of Darwin
    • Morphology, Embryology, and Evolution
    • Theory of Pangenes
    • Oceanographic Evidence of Geological History of Land Masses
    • That Transmissible Variations Arise from Modifications of a Hereditary Substance
    • Human Inheritance
    • Evolution and Variation
    • Chromosomal Basis of Mendelian Inheritance
    • Creative Evolution
  • Zoogeography
    • Effects of Geographical Isolation
    • The Depths of the Sea
    • Delineation of Zoogeographical Areas
  • Index

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