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Harland Mossman (1898-991)

Harland Winfield Mossman (b. 07 May 1898; d. 05 December 1991) was an authority on fetal membranes and comparative reproduction. His extensive working specimen collection is available to investigators at the University of Wisconsin Zoological Museum.

He was the first to describe “counter current” mechanisms in a circulatory system and show its efficiency in the exchange of nutrients and waste between mother and fetus. With W. J. Hamilton and J. D. Boyd he co-authored the most successful text in human embryology of its time.

He was honored with a Festschrift Volume of the American Journal of Anatomy in 1978 and received the AAA Henry Gray Award in 1987. In retirement he wrote two influential books, Comparative Morphology of the Mammalian Ovary and Comparative Morphogenesis of Vertebrate Fetal Membranes.

(text modified from "the many faces of anatomy")


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