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John Cleland - bibliography

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Scottish physician, born June 15, 1835, Porth; died March 5, 1925, Chatham.


  • On the structure and mechanism of the gubernaculum testis.
    Prize-winning thesis, Edinburgh, 1856.
  • Animal physiology. London and Glasgow, 1874.
  • A directory for the dissection of the human body. London, 1877; 4th edition, 1898.
  • Evolution, expression, and sensation, cell, life and pathology.
    Glasgow, 1881.
  • Experiment on brute animals. London, 1883.
  • Memoirs and Memoranda in the anatomy.
    With John Yule Mackay and Bruce Young. London, 1888.
  • Human anatomy, general and descriptive, for the use of students.
    With J. Y. Mackay. Glasgow, 1896.

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