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December 1, 1951

COMPARATIVE ANATOMY

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186 Marlborough St., Boston 16.

JAMA. 1951;147(14):1381. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670310071028

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —Dr. Louis J. Karnosh has given us a strong article in his "Neurology and Human Emotions," in The Journal of the American Medical Association (147:289 [Sept. 22] 1951). In the same issue of The Journal, among the book reviews, is mention of William King Gregory's two-volume work, "Evolution Emerging, A Survey of Changing Patterns from Primeval Life to Man." I believe that the work of Dr. Karnosh and of Dr. Gregory, the first in human anatomy, the second in comparative anatomy, fit together. They mesh. It may not be too farfetched to mention that in the Oct. 6, 1951, issue of The Journal (page 568) the excerpt entitled "Medical Education" starts with "The most important element in medical education is theory...." It seems that here we have three blocks in a jig-saw puzzle, theory being the middle block binding together the works of Dr. Karnosh and

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