A Course of Instruction in Zootomy: (Vertebrata.)

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Macmillan, 1906 - Anatomy, Comparative - 397 pages
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Page viii - Liturgy, to keep the mean between the two extremes, of too much stiffness in refusing, and of too much easiness in admitting any variation from it.
Page 397 - Their merit, however, consists not merely in the general plan, but in the fact that the author is an experienced teacher and an accomplished investigator who has developed to a high degree the art of lucid statement, one who is thoroughly familiar with the latest researches in the wide field of which he treats, and is able, whilst setting before his reader the most important generalizations of his science, to avoid redundancy, and to give a fresh and original handling to the oft-told story of the...
Page 397 - In this little book the student will find many of the most important conceptions of biological science set forth and illustrated, not by reference merely to the types which he dissects or examines with greatest ease in the elementary course in a laboratory, but by the use of a larger area of well-chosen examples, both of plants and animals. Original woodcuts, often of exceptional merit, are fully introduced in the text. . . . Their merit, however, consists not merely in the general plan, but in the...
Page 296 - All this should be done rapidly (if possible, before the heart has ceased to beat), as it is desirable to get rid of as much blood as possible. Pass a ligature round the aorta close to its exit from the heart, and give it a single loose tie. When the bleeding has ceased, sponge the blood from the heart, and pick out...
Page 119 - ... anterior margin of the otic capsule and below with the posterior end of the trabeculae cranii thus enclosing the optic, oculomotor, trigeminus and facialis nerves. It grows anteriorly to the ectethmoid process, an independent cartilage, and fuses with it. Dorso-medially it grows toward the middle line and unites with its fellow of the opposite side to form the solid cranial roof. Except for its ventro-posterior relations, the alisphenoid of Acanthias can be compared to that of Amiurus. In both,...
Page 296 - ... the scissors, in each ventricle ; all this should be done very rapidly, if possible before the heart has ceased to beat, as it is desirable to get rid of as much blood as possible ; pass a ligature round the aorta close to its exit from the heart, and give it a single loose tie ; when the bleeding has ceased, sponge the blood from the heart, and pick...
Page 348 - Here each tendon divides over the surface of the first phalanx into two slips, which pass one on either side of the...
Page 251 - Pigeon (Zootomy p. 251) as the tensor patagii accessor ins, and says "its anterior border is connected by fascia with the tendon of the tensor longus, and from its posterior border a long stout tendon is given off which passes outwards, soon becoming parallel to the tendon of the tensor longus, and having a common insertion with it." If this last tendon be present in our wild pigeons, it is very feebly developed and consequently easily overlooked. I did not detect it in the Dove above alluded to,...
Page 398 - Undoubtedly one of the most admirable of zoological text-books extant .... A very sound knowledge of zoology should result from the careful reading of this book, accompanied, of course, by the dissection of such of the animals selected as is possible.
Page 152 - The tarsus, consisting of tliree bones divisible into a proximal and a distal row: the proximal row consists of a single large bone, the tibiofibulare, representing the ankylosed tibiale or astragalus and fibulare or calcaneum — Of these latter — the tarsalia —only two are separate bones in the adult; one of these (tarsale 3) being a small, calcified nodule in contact with the proximal end of the third metatarsal, the other cuboid or tarsale 4) a larger bone givŘig attachment to the fourth...

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