Wilhelm Roux: Visionary with a Blind Spot

@article{Hamburger1997WilhelmRV,
  title={Wilhelm Roux: Visionary with a Blind Spot},
  author={Viktor Hamburger},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  year={1997},
  volume={30},
  pages={229-238}
}
  • V. Hamburger
  • Published 1997
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • Journal of the History of Biology
Wilhelm Roux est le precurseur de l'embryologie experimentale du XIX e siecle car il demontra que la differenciation des embryons ne peut s'expliquer qu'a partir d'experiences analytiques 

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