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January 22, 1955

Hand Atlas and Textbook of Human Anatomy. Part I: Muscular System and Osteology. Volume I Atlas

JAMA. 1955;157(4):401. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950210097035

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This latest revision of a well-established atlas of anatomy makes its appearance 57 years after the original. The new editor has done an admirable job in carrying on the work of the great anatomist who created this masterpiece. The illustrations are presented devoid of text in this volume. This permits the arrangement of given anatomic aspects on opposing pages for comparison and is particularly helpful when a dissection proceeds from superficial to deeper layers. All legends are in Latin. The material has been divided into chapters on the trunk, lower extremities, upper extremities, head, and perineum. This subdivision follows a dissection schedule for students in their first year of anatomy. In this volume the muscular and skeletal systems have been beautifully and exactly portrayed. The author shows a commendable tendency to increase the number of illustrations that have a tridimensional effect. The index is in Latin, German, French, English, and

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