October 15, 1927

Buchanan's Manual of Anatomy Including Embryology.

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Edited by E. Barclay-Smith, J. E. Frazer, F.R.C.S., F. G. Parsons, F.R.C.S., and W. Wright, F.R.C.S. In Three Volumes. Fifth edition. Cloth. Price, $13 per set. Pp. 1702, with 810 illustrations. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1927.

JAMA. 1927;89(16):1357. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690160065039

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The earlier editions of this book constituted a dissecting manual comprising directions for dissecting and a descriptive account of the structures dissected in each region. In this edition the directions for dissection are omitted. The book in its present form is essentially a regional descriptive anatomy. The first four hundred pages, however, are devoted to embryology and osteology. Many of the illustrations have been especially prepared. The editors are surgeons in the London Hospital, and the book would probably constitute an excellent guide for students preparing to take examinations in anatomy for the fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons of England. American students would probably find the less expensive and excellent systematic textbooks of anatomy more satisfactory for their use, since their objective is not the preparation for a specific examination, but rather the acquisition of familiarity with the various systems, and an understanding of the way in which

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