Nicolaus Steno pp 499-505 | Cite as

XVII On the Passage of Yolk into the Intestines of the Chick

  • Troels Kardel
  • Paul Maquet


Many are the rare discoveries this age has produced in the field of anatomy, and if these were to be accounted monsters, anatomywould not yield first place to Africa in its numerous brood of prodigies. And why should you not when they are so closely related to the monstrous? There are some that merit exhibition to everyone because their novelty excites wonder, and there is no dearth of those displaying real abnormity in that they violate the ordinary laws of nature, but very often it is the impetuosity of the observer that invents a monstrosity when there is nothing abnormal in reality.


Portal Vein Gall Bladder Umbilical Vessel Open Passage Drinking Place 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HolteDenmark
  2. 2.AywailleBelgium

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