An introduction to the study of the comparative anatomy of animals, Volume 1

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Page 254 - The individual animal is the sum of the phenomena presented by a single life: in other words, it is, all those animal forms which proceed from a single egg, taken together (83).
Page 83 - Vertebrates, the layer of columnar ciliated epithelium, backed by neuroglla, which lines the central canal of the spinal cord and the ventricles of the brain.
Page 97 - It would be beyond the scope of this work to enter into a...
Page 81 - A faint flocculent precipitate is produced. After this has stood still for a few minutes it is covered with thin glass and examined under the microscope. It will be seen to consist of amorphous granules (Phosphate of Lime) and small crystals, which, if allowed to stand long enough, will take the form of triangular prisms (Phosphate of Ammonia and Magnesia).
Page 51 - ... his knowledge of physiology. The tail of the tadpole, so frequently fed on by dragon-fly larva> and other aquatic enemies, has great capacity of regeneration. The study of its re-formation has added to our knowledge of the regeneration of animal tissue. The circulation of the blood, so readily seen by the aid of the microscope in the web of the frog's foot, is a classic and painless classroom demonstration. Observations on the response of frog muscle to stimuli led the great Italian physiologist...
Page iv - Crown 8vo, 3s. 6d. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF THE COMPARATIVE ANATOMY OF ANIMALS. By GC BOURNE, MA, Fellow and Tutor of New College, Oxford. With numerous Illustrations. Vol. I. Animal Organisation. The Protozoa and Ccelenterata.
Page 79 - It would be out of place to enter here into a discussion of that wide subject ; but I must confess that, after having given attention to the subject, I do not feel convinced by the arguments of the first school.
Page 171 - XenopA., vol. iiL, p. 384) says, that the pamn which was sung before a battle was sacred to Ares, and the one sung after to Apollo; but whether this be the case or not, it is certain that the pa>an was sung in honour of other gods as well as of Apollo.
Page ix - Animals, I have necessarily been guided by the requirements of the elementary examinations at the leading universities of Great Britain. Having found by experience that beginners find great difficulty in apprehending the full meaning of the cell-theory at the commencement of their...
Page 74 - The facility with which this eruption is produced, varies considerably in different individuals, and in the same individual at different times. A similar pustular eruption has been met with in the mouth, oesophagus, and smaller intestines, from the internal use of tartar emetic.

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