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faTHoLogisT TO THE ROYAL INFIRMARY OF EDINBURGH ; CURATOR OF THE MUSEUM OF THE
Bxtraordinary Member and late President of the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh; Croonian Lecturer
NEW YORK :
PREF A C E.
IN the present volume I have endeavoured to explain, in simple language, some difficult problems in “Animal Mechanics.” In order to avoid elaborate descriptions, I have introduced a large number of original Drawings and Diagrams, copied for the most part from my Papers and Memoirs “On Flight,” and other forms of “Animal Progression.” I have drawn from the same sources many of the facts to be found in the present work. My best thanks are due to Mr. W. Ballingall, of Edinburgh, for the highly artistic and effective manner in which he has engraved the several subjects. The figures, I am happy to state, have in no way deteriorated in his hands.
Motion associated with the life and well-being of animals,
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