Before commencing a detailed, study and description, it will be well to define the scope of what is intended in this paper. Much work has been done in the past on the development of the various portions of the Female Genital Tube, but the study has tended, in individuals, to be markedly specialised and limited to one small stage of growth or portion of this tract, and in this way the correlation and sequence of development, between various parts and stages, has been, perhaps, a little obscured.
In this paper, it is intended to trace the development of the Female Genital Tube - that is the Fallopian Tube. Uterus. Cervix, Vagina, and Hymen, from the earliest to the fully developed stage, following out the description, step by step, in the various embryos of which we have specimens. In this way it is hoped to synchronise and correlate various stages of development and, by adding short summaries of the consecutive development of each portion of the female genital tract,to obviate or minimise any confusion which might arise.