Studies in general physiology. Part 1 [electronic resource] / by Jacques Loeb.

Loeb, Jacques, 1859-1924 [Browse]
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1905.
xiii, 423 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


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"In spite of the diversity of topics on general physiology, a single leading idea permeates all the papers of this collection, namely, that it is possible to get the life phenomena under our control, and that such a control and nothing else is the aim of biology. Thus the reader will notice that in a series of these publications I have tried to find the agencies which determine unequivocally the direction of the motion of animals, and will also notice that I consider a complete knowledge and control of these agencies the biological solution of the metaphysical problem of animal instinct and will. In taking up the problem of regeneration I started out with the idea of controlling these phenomena, and considered it my first aim to find means by which one organ could at desire be caused to grow in the place of another organ. Thus the experiments on heteromorphosis originated. As far as the problem of fertilization is concerned, it seemed to me that the first step toward its solution should consist in the attempt to produce larvae artificially from unfertilized eggs in various classes of animals." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
  • "Only a small number of these papers appeared originally in English ... The other papers were translated from the German by Professor Martin H. Fischer ..."--Pref.
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Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2012. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement.
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