Matter, Life, and Generation: 18th-Century Embryology and the Haller-Wolff Debate

ROE, Shirley A.

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Contents: List of Illustrations; Preface; Introduction: mechanism and embryology; Haller's changing views on embryology; the embryological debate; The philosophical debet: Newtonianism versus rationalism; Wolff's later work on variation and heredity; Epilogue: the old and the new; Appendix A: Chronology of the Haller-Wolff debate; Appendix B: Wolff's letters to Hallers; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Date Published: 1981
  • Place Published: New York
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
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  • Details:
    x, 214 p. 24 cm. 21 b&w illustrations. First edition. Black cloth hardcover. Dustjacket price-stickered, chipped and torn. Some light pencil marginalia. Explores two rival theories of organic generation as they existed in the eighteenth century.

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