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WESLEY MILLS, M.A., M.D., D.V.S., F.R.S.C.
PROFESSOR OF PHYSIOLOGY IN M'GILL UNIVERSITY, MONTREAL, CANADA,
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FROM various quarters the suggestion has come to me to prepare a work on Comparative Psychology, as it was known that this subject has engaged my attention in no small measure for many years.
It would be easy enough to collect an additional number of anecdotes of animals, and pen some reflections on them. It might be possible to gather together some accounts of the doings of animals of undoubted accuracy and examine these critically, but all this has been done, and we must now enter on another stage--that of exact, systematic observation and experiment. There are, however, many methods by which so broad a science as Comparative Psychology can be advanced, and I hope no word I may write may suggest any of those narrow views for which even scientific men are sometimes to be held responsible. There are many points of view, and it will be well to gather observations and opinions from every proper source available.
My own views as to the nature and scope of Comparative Psychology will best be gathered from the
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