Hippocampus minor and man's place in nature: a case study in the social construction of neuroanatomy.

@article{Gross1993HippocampusMA,
  title={Hippocampus minor and man's place in nature: a case study in the social construction of neuroanatomy.},
  author={Charles G. Gross},
  journal={Hippocampus},
  year={1993},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={
          403-15
        }
}
In mid-19th century Britain the possibility of evolution and particularly the evolution of man from apes was vigorously contested. Among the leading antievolutionists was the celebrated anatomist and paleontologist Richard Owen and among the leading defenders of evolution was Thomas Henry Huxley. The central dispute between them on human evolution was whether or not man's brain was fundamentally unique in having a hippocampus minor (known today as the calcar avis), a posterior horn in the… CONTINUE READING

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