Publisher Information: 1926-32.
Hammond, John (1889-1964).] Bound collection from Hammond’s library of 13 numbers of the Carnegie Institute’s Contributions to Embryology series, with Hammond’s signature on the front free endpaper and manuscript index in his hand on the two front endpapers. 1926-1932. 291 x 228 mm. Quarter cloth, boards, some wear but sound. Minor toning, some minor offsetting from plates but very good.
First Editions. Hammond, a British physiologist and agricultural research scientist, is widely regarded as the founder of modern animal physiology. He conducted classic investigations on the reproductive physiology and embryology of various domestic animals, and pioneered the use of artificial insemination in animal breeding, which led to greatly improved meat and milk production throughout the world. His Artificial Insemination of Cattle (1947) was the first book on this subject published in England. This volume of papers from Hammond’s library contains 13 works from the Carnegie Institute’s Contributions to Embryology series, some by distinguished authors. They are:
1. Andersen, Dorothy H. (1901-63). Lymphatics and blood-vessels of the ovary of the sow. Contributions to Embryology, no. 88 (1926). 107-123pp. 4 plates.
Andersen, a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, is best known for her work on cystic fibrosis: She was the first to identify CF as a disease, and the first to develop tests for diagnosing it (see Garrison-Morton.com 13827).
2. King, Jessie L. Menstrual records and vaginal smears in a selected group of normal women. Contributions to Embryology, no. 95 (1926). 79-94pp.
3. Allen, Edgar (1892-1943). The menstrual cycle of the monkey, Macacus rhesus: Observations on normal animals, the effects of removal of the ovaries and the effects of injections of ovarian and placental extracts into the spayed animals. Contributions to Embryology, no. 98 (1927). 44pp. 13 plates; text illustration.
Garrison-Morton.com 1185: “This paper marks the beginning of modern knowledge of the menstrual cycle. Allen showed that uterine bleeding occurs as a withdrawal effect when estrogen ceases to act on the endometrium.”
4. Andersen, Dorothy H. (1901-63). Lymphatics of the fallopian tube of the sow. Contributions to Embryology, no. 102 (1927). 135-147pp. 2 plates.
5. Hartman, Carl G. (1879-1968). Observations on the ovary of the opossum (Didelphis virginiana). I. Accessory ovaries of Beigel, and other outgrowths from the ovarian surface. II. Some cases of defective corpora lutea correlated with pathological uteri and death of embryos. III. On the possible occurrence of an adrenal rest in an opossum ovary. Contributions to Embryology, no. 108 (1927). 285-300pp. 6 plates.
Hartman’s studies on the opossum and rhesus monkey unveiled the workings of mammalian sex cycles.
6. Heuser, Chester H. (1885-1965) and George L. Streeter (1873-1948). Early stages in the development of pig embryos, from the period of initial cleavage to the time of the appearance of the limb-buds. Contributions to Embryology, no. 109 (1929). 29pp. 12 plates; text illustrations.
7. Wislocki, George B. (1892-1956). On the placentation of primates, with a consideration of the phylogeny of the placenta. Contributions to Embryology, no. 111 (1929). 51-80pp. 7 plates; text illustration.
Wislocki was a pioneer in the field of histochemical anatomical studies. He conducted research on the anatomy of the endocrine system, and performed comparative anatomical studies of the placenta and blood-brain barrier.
8. Wislocki, George B. (1892-1956). On an unusual placental form in the hydracoieda: Its bearing on the theory of the phylogeny of the placenta. Contributions to Embryology, no. 122 (1930). 83-95pp. 5 plates.
9. Gregory, Paul W. (1898-1985). The early embryology of the rabbit. Contributions to Embryology, no. 125 (1930). 141-168pp. 2 plates; text illustrations.
10. Allen, Edgar (1892-1943); J. P. Pratt; Q. U. Newell; L. J. Bland. Human tubal ova: Related early corpora lutea and uterine tubes. Contributions to Embryology, no. 127 (1930). 45-75pp. 8 plates; text illustrations.
11. Wislocki, George B. (1892-1956). On a series of placental stages of a platyrrhine monkey (Ateles geoffroyi) with some remarks upon age, sex and breeding period in platyrrhines. Contributions to Embryology, no. 133 (1930). 173-192pp. 5 plates.
12. Hartman, Carl G. (1879-1968). Studies in the reproduction of the monkey Macacus (pithecus) rhesus, with a special reference to menstruation and pregnancy. Contributions to Embryology, no. 134 (1932). 161pp. 6 plates; text illustrations.
13. Heuser, Chester H. (1885-1965). A presomite human embryo with a definite chordal canal. Contributions to Embryology, no. 138 (1932). 251-267pp. 7 plates.Book Id: 51333