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Loose bundle of laboratory notes relating to experiments on axolotl and chick embryos and embryo extraction from rabbits, c.1932-1935

Identifier: Coll-41/1/3

Scope and Contents

The material is accompanied by two notes in a hand other than Waddington's: one reading 'Deduced to be notebook (Amphibian) A 1932 (1) expts 482'; the other reading 'Removed from cards. After publication 1934 - expts eg 33-1 - Needham's writing - Covers had B & C and KW Inst. Berlin - slides summarised in Needham's hand - Slides available in Box'.

Also includes papers stapled together entitled 'Summary of slides' and other papers marked 'After Publication 1934' and '1935'.


  • Creation: c.1932-1935

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Biographical / Historical

Waddington worked with Joseph and Dorothy Needham in Cambridge in the early 1930s, and together they published various articles. In 1932 Waddington spent six months in Germany to work under Professors Spemann and Mangold after being granted a Rockefeller Travelling Fellowship. It is not known whether some of this material relates to these aspects of Waddington's work, although the annotation of 'KW Inst. Berlin' (presumably the Kaiser Wilhem Institute for Medical Research) would certainly suggest this.


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