History of the Egg in Embryology

@inproceedings{Lopata2009HistoryOT,
  title={History of the Egg in Embryology},
  author={Alexander D. Lopata},
  year={2009}
}
Abstract: From antiquity humans have tried to understand how a new individual is generated after sexual intercourse. A popular notion was that a woman's blood and a man's semen were involved. Aristotle, based on studies of chick embryology, proposed that the mixture produced an egg from which the foetus developed in the uterus. This idea lasted for nearly two thousand years. William Harvey disproved the old notion by finding an empty uterus in a variety of animals soon after mating. Although… 

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