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Personal papers left at the Department, volume 1, 1934-1974

Identifier: Coll-41/9/5/1

Scope and Contents


  1. offprint titled 'Induction by heteroplastic grafts of the primitive streak in birds' by Waddington and G.A Schmidt, (Archiv fur Entwicklungsmechanik der Organismen, April 1934);
  2. offprint titled 'Physico-Chemical Experiments on the Amphibian Organiser' by Waddington, J and D Needham (Archiv fur experimentelle Zellforschung, Band XV, 1934);
  3. offprint titled 'Active Principle of the Amphibian Organisation Centre' by Waddington, J. Needham and D. Needham, W.W Nowinski and R. Lemberg (reprinted from Nature, 134, p103 July 1934);
  4. 2 typescript pages titled 'Schleip. Amphibia O, Q, K, L and M, Determination in Blastula and Early Gastrula in Urodedes';
  5. typescript titled 'How much is evolution affected by chance and necessity?' and marked '1974. Beyond Chance and Necessity, Garnstan Press 89-102.' (this essay appeared in Beyond Chance and Necessity: A Critical Inquiry into Professor Jacques Monod's Chance and Necessity, edited by John Lewis (London 1974));
  6. annotated typescript titled 'Experiments on the Chick Embryo cultivated in vitro by Waddington';
  7. 3 typed pages titled 'Organizer Reversal';
  8. 1 typed page titled 'Section IV: Mesoderm placed in ectodermal environment';
  9. 1 page titled 'Samples counted for Professor Waddington'.

Material accompanied by note in an unknown hand: '1. Amsterdam Lecture Notes and Lecture: Experiments on the Chick Embryo Cultivated in Vitro, with addenda May 1930, 2. selection of studies - notes on 3. expts 487-699.'


  • Creation: 1934-1974

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Open, subject to the researcher completing a Data Protection undertaking form wherever noted. A small amount of the material has been redacted, pending a future review.


1 folder

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