Image from page 42 of "The problem of age, growth, and death; a study of cytomorphosis, based on lectures at the Lowell Institute, March 1907" (1908)
Authors: Minot, Charles Sedgwick, 1852-1914
Publisher: New York, Putnam
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(C) Adult, thirty years, very much reduced from life. Fig. 4. Ribs and Siernum, to show the progressive ossihcation of the carti-lage, which is indicated by stippling.—From specimens in the Warren Museumof the Harvard Medical School. lo AGE, GROWTH, AND DEATH thoughts, assimilating new ideas, and in adapting him-self to unaccustomed situations. All this betokensagain the characteristic loss of the old. And as weturn now from these outward investigations to thosewhich the anatomist opens up to us, we learn that inthe interior of the body, and in every organ thereof,the species of change which I have referred to ascharacteristic of the very old is going on and has be-come in each part well marked.^ Let us first examinethe skeleton. In youth many parts of the skeletonare soft and flexible, like the gristles and cartilageswhich join the ribs to the breastbone, but in the oldman these are largely replaced by bone. Bone repre-sents an advance in organisation, in structure, as wesay, over
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