October 25, 1941

Manual of Human Cross Section Anatomy

Author Affiliations

By Dudley J. Morton, M.D., Associate Professor of Anatomy, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, Raymond C. Truex, M.S., Ph.D., Instructor of Anatomy, and Carl E. Kellner, Departmental Artist. Cloth. Price, $6. Pp. 249, with 90 illustrations. Baltimore: William Wood & Company, 1941.

JAMA. 1941;117(17):1487. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820430083034

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The manual is a laboratory notebook consisting mainly of outline drawings of cross sections of the adult human body. It is intended that the students will fill in these drawings and label them completely. With each section there is a list of structures for the students to locate. The authors suggest that this manual be used with a series of colored lantern slides which they have also prepared. They point out that the advantage of this manual is that it makes unnecessary the preparation of cross sections for the course and that the students will have a complete book of cross sections labeled by themselves, and better than the few badly soiled drawings which students usually make directly from the adult cross sections in the average cross section anatomy course as it is given in this country. The reviewer, however, does not believe that wax models impressed from actual cross

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