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Theodor Heinrich Boveri (1862-1915)

By: Inbar Maayan | Published: Mar 03, 2011

Theodor Boveri investigated the mechanisms of heredity. He developed the chromosomal theory of inheritance and the idea of chromosomal individuality…


Petr Alekseevich Kropotkin (1842-1921)

By: Jonathan LaTourelle | Published: Jun 01, 2015

Petr Kropotkin proposed the theory of Pleistocene ice age, alternative theories of evolution based on embryology, and he advocated anarchist and…

EvolutionHeredityInheritance of acquired charactersPaleogeography--PleistoceneAnarchism

Free Hospital for Women Scrapbook by Harvard University Library

By: Kimberly A. Buettner | Published: Nov 13, 2007

This scrapbook is part of the Harvard University Library's collection on "Working Women, 1800-1930," which is itself part of the Open Collections…


Ontogeny and Phylogeny (1977), by Stephen Jay Gould

By: M. Elizabeth Barnes | Published: Oct 21, 2014

Ontogeny and Phylogeny is a book published in 1977, in which the author Stephen J. Gould, who worked in the US, tells a history of the theory of…

LiteratureEvolutionOntogenyEmbryologyMeckel, J. F. (Johann Friedrich), 1781-1833

Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1834-1919)

By: Karen Wellner | Published: Jun 16, 2010

Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel was a prominent comparative anatomist and active lecturer in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries…

PeopleHaeckel, Ernst, 1834-1919Biological EvolutionBiographyEvolution

Environment and Birth Defects (1973), by James G. Wilson

By: S. Alexandra Aston | Published: Jun 21, 2014

Environment and Birth Defects by James Graves Wilson in the US was published in 1973. The book summarized information on the causes of malformations…

LiteratureBirth DefectsAbnormalities, HumanTeratogensTeratology

George Washington Corner (1889-1981)

By: Kimberly A. Buettner | Published: Nov 01, 2007

As the third director of the Carnegie Institute of Washington s Department of Embryology, George Washington Corner made a number of contributions to…

PeopleBiographyCarnegie Institution of WashingtonEducation

Matthew Howard Kaufman (1942–2013)

By: Lance Villarreal | Published: Aug 31, 2018

Matthew Kaufman was a professor of anatomy at the University of Edinburgh, in Edinburgh, UK, who specialized in mouse anatomy, development, and…

Stem cells--ResearchStem CellsEmbryology, ExperimentalEmbryologyAnatomy

Viktor Hamburger's Study of Central-Peripheral Relations in the Development of Nervous System

By: Lijing Jiang | Published: Nov 19, 2010

An important question throughout the history of embryology is whether the formation of a biological structure is predetermined or shaped by its…

Hamburger, Viktor, 1900-2001ExperimentsNervous SystemCell Death

Morphogenesis: An Essay on Development (1952), by John Tyler Bonner

By: Mary E. Sunderland | Published: May 09, 2008

Throughout his long and fruitful career John Tyler Bonner has made great strides in understanding basic issues of embryology and developmental-…


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