The significance of bone structure.

Dwight, Thomas Jr., 1843–1911.

Boston : Pub. by the Society, 1886.

Journal : Memoirs of the Boston Society of Natural History ; vol. 4, no. 1.

Description : [1]-15 p., [3 l.] pl. ; ill.: 35 phot. figs., 1 tbl. ; 31 cm.

Photographs : 3 phototypes, composites of human and animal bone sections, numbered in the plate.

Photographer : The Lewis Company (27 Boylston St., Boston Mass).

Subject : Cancellous bone — Comparative anatomy.

Notes :

Dwight completed his postgraduate studies under Rüdinger in Munich, where he learned to prepare cryo-specimens. He was one of the first anatomists to introduce the technique to American scientists, elucidated in his most famous work, "Frozen sections of a child" (Wood, 1881). He succeeded Oliver Wendell Holmes as the Parkman Professor of Anatomy at Harvard, benefiting, no doubt, by the august legacy of his father-in-law, John Collins Warren (1778 –1856), who was the first to hold the chair. Dwight surpassed both men in the number of contributions he made to anatomical science, notably on the subject of variations and anomalies of the skeleton.

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