Gavin Rylands de Beer

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THE interest and importance of the pituitary for the physiologist needs no emphasising. From the point of view of comparative anatomy and evolution it is no less interesting. The ductless glands as a group seem to be characterised by peculiarities in their histories ; some of these are of course well known, such as that of the thyroid originating from the(More)
Gavin de Beer was an English zoologist known for his contributions to evolution [5] and embryology [6], in particular for showing the inadequacy of the germ layer theory as it was then proposed. He was born in London, England, on 1 November 1899, but was raised for his first thirteen years in France where his father worked for a telegraph company. He(More)
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