With the discovery of the centrosome, microscopical work on the animal cell apparently reached its culmination. It was predicted that further study would yield little more than the details of larger facts already known. The last few years have marked the addition of just such details in even greater measure than was imagined; but it is also true that altogether unexpected contributions have been made from work along other than classic microscopical lines. Especially to be mentioned are: (1) the application to the cell of the data and the methods of physical chemistry; and (2) the extension of experimental biology to the field of the animal cell.
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Houser, Gilbert L.
"The Animal Cell in the Light of Recent Work,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 11(1), 39-53.
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