By Harvey Ernest Jordan, M.A., Ph.D., Sc.D., Professor of Anatomy and Director of the Anatomical Laboratories, University of Virginia, and James Ernest Kindred, M.A., Ph.D., Professor of Anatomy, University of Virginia. Illustrated. Fourth Edition. Pp. 613, New York, D. Appleton-Century Company, 1942.
This edition includes much recent data on experimental and comparative embryology. Attention is given to recent investigations on “inductors.” The chapter on the human embryo contains valuable tables of normal development. An interesting chapter is that on the development of the face. There are a number of new illustrations included here which should aid the orthodontist in understanding the ontogenetic growth of the face. The foregoing is true also of the sections on the jaws and teeth. The histogenesis of bone, which is of especial interest to orthodontists, is adequately presented and illustrated. Jordan discusses the “Recapitulation usually expressed as “ontogeny tends to recapitulate phylogeny” Theory,” in the light of modern embryologic experiments. A chapter on body growth and a series of laboratory exercises are included.
Annual Review of Physiology:
By James Murray Luck, Editor, Stanford University, and Victor E. Hall, Associate Editor, Stanford University. Volume IV. Pp. 709. Price $5.00. Published by the American Physiological Society and Annual Reviews, Inc., 1942. On Sale by Annual Reviews, Inc., Stanford University, P.O., California.
Every phase in the field of. physiology is reviewed in this volume, as in previous ones. The section on developmental physiology contains reviews on the latest contributions to the development of form and on embryonic induction which has been given attention recently in orthodontic literature. Avery, in his introductory remarks to the section on growth, states: “In any satisfactory analysis of growth problems the morphological response of the organism should be critically studied in relation to both external and internal factors. At present, relatively few organisms are sufficiently well known to make this possible, thus perhaps the most fruitful experiments on the physiology of growth remain to be done.” There are interesting accounts on the physiology of saliva, the sense authors’ index, organs, and the salivary glands. An extensive bibliography, and subject index are provided which make this work valuable for reference purposes.
Medical Genetics and Eugenics:
By Charles B. Davenport, B.S., A.B., A.M., Ph.D., Sometime Director of the Eugenics Record Office and the Station for Experimental Evolution of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, Clyde E. Keeler, B.S., M.A., MS., Sc.D., Fellow of the Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, Formerly Instructor in Ophthalmological Research, Harvard Medical School, Maude Slye, A.B., Sc.D. (Hon.) Director of. the Cancer Laboratory, Otho S. A. Sprague Memorial Foundation, University of Chicago, and Madge Thurl,ow Ma&in, A.B., M.D., L.L.D., Associate Professor of Anatomy, ,Western Ontario