November 15, 1930

An Introduction to the Study of Human Anatomy.

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By Robert James Terry, A.B., M.D., Professor of Anatomy in Washington University. Cloth. Price, $3.50. Pp. 346. New York: Macmillan Company, 1929.

JAMA. 1930;95(20):1526-1527. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720200062031

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Dr. Terry is professor of anatomy at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, and associate editor of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology. This volume is a student's guide in the dissecting room. The laboratory method is emphasized, with many new methods of procedure and demonstration. Descriptive text is omitted. The author recommends two modes of inquiry in the study of gross structure of the human body. The student follows the direction in his laboratory study of the cadaver as a source of his knowledge, and the evidence of demonstration is to be verified by the description given in a good textbook on anatomy. The process of inquiry in learning human structure by the laboratory method is augmented by direct individual investigation. Problems are assigned in rotation to students and the observations made are recorded on special form sheets. The directions for laboratory work cover five sections, each

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