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October 15, 1973

The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology

Author Affiliations

University of Illinois College of Medicine Chicago

JAMA. 1973;226(3):360. doi:10.1001/jama.1973.03230030072037

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This is a generally excellent text, and entirely adequate for the medical student. It is purposefully reduced in content in terms of the standards set by the older, classical treatments, which are too extensive for modernday medical education in the United States (and apparently also in Canada, where the author is Head of the Department of Anatomy at the University of Manitoba). The book is similar to some others that have been on the market for several years now and a few of which are also quite adequate for educating the medical student in development. Every book has its own special character, however, and the distinguishing features of the present effort are heavy emphasis on late fetal developmental events, presented in terms of pathology and of congenital abnormalities and their causes, rather than in terms of scholarly description per se. This is not to indicate that scholarship is lacking but