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.
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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