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This little book is essentially a series of lectures summarizing the findings of many years' work in a most interesting field. Dr. Davenport and his colleagues have set out to survey the origins of behavior and, in particular, the externally visible overt behavior in developing organisms throughout the vertebrate series. They set, as their goal, the establishment of the points of similarity and differences between species, if either existed.
The main contributions that are described in this book deal with the fetal activity in infra-human vertebrates and the sequence of fetal activity events in human development. The painstaking methods necessary
The Prenatal Origin of Behavior.. Ann Intern Med. 1954;41:654–655. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-3-654
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