Journal of the History of Biology

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 295–329 | Cite as

Weismann and evolution

  • Ernst Mayr


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernst Mayr
    • 1
  1. 1.Museum of Comparative ZoologyHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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