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September 28, 1994

Gross Anatomy in the Practice of Medicine

Author Affiliations

Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, Ga

 

by Frank J. Slaby, Susan K. McCune, and Robert W. Summers, 699 pp. with illus, $49.50, ISBN 0-8121-1664-X, Philadelphia, Pa, Lea & Febiger, 1994.

JAMA. 1994;272(12):982-983. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03520120092042
Abstract

I slept and dreamt that life was happiness. I awoke and saw that life was service. I served and found that in service happiness is found.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)

And I awoke and found another book of anatomy. I'm happy; the queen of basic science is not forgotten. I detect a change in the swing of the pendulum (or perhaps it's my sixth sense telling me). Despite the fight by the cell biologist, anatomy is slowly but surely making a comeback. And my hope is that it will never again be the stepchild of the basic sciences, which I have lamented so many times in previous publications.

Gross Anatomy in the Practice of Medicine is a beautiful book of nearly 700 pages with more than 260 black-and-white illustrations and more than 200 full-color ones, which were borrowed from other noted books of anatomy. This book has six sections, with several

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