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The author has compiled a number of very interesting observations "to indicate how an organic complexus of behavior is built up concomitantly with the bodily development of embryo, fetus and neonate." The observations are accompanied by extremely interesting photographic studies of the embryos. One complete section of the book contains many chronological, behavior photographs titled, "A Photographic Delineation." Philosophical deductions, treatises and similar works are frequently cited, with especial favor being shown to Darwin, to substantiate various conclusions.
Dr. Gesell writes in his usual style, proving himself a worthy opponent of H. L. Mencken in word choice. The subject matter
Embryology of Behavior.. Ann Intern Med. 1945;22:896. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-6-896
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