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The aim of this book is to enable anatomists, students and physicians to become more familiar with the revised Nomina anatomica. The original list of anatomic names authorized by the Anatomische Gesellschaft at its Basel meeting (1895) was an enormous improvement over the previously existing chaos. It was not even then, however, a perfect list. It has been revised by committees appointed by the Anatomische Gesellschaft, of which Dr. Ross Harrison of Yale was recently president, in cooperation with the anatomic societies of Great Britain and Ireland, the American Association of Anatomists, and representative anatomists from France and Italy. The new list (Jena Nomina anatomica, I. N. A.) reduces the number of terms from 5,291 to 5,124. Changes have been made to bring human nomenclature into conformity with that of comparative anatomy. The terms cranialis and caudalis are frequently substituted for superior and inferior; ventral and dorsal for anterior
Die Nomina anatomica des Jahres 1895 (B. N. A.) nach der Buchstabenreihe geordnet und gegenübergestellt den Nomina anatomica des Jahres 1935 (I. N. A.). JAMA. 1937;109(10):816. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780360064028