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October 31, 1908

Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical.

JAMA. 1908;LI(18):1533. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540180057023

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That a text-book on descriptive anatomy should have reached the seventeenth edition is sufficient evidence of its value. While successive revisions have added much new matter and perhaps left but little of the original text written by Henry Gray over fifty years ago, the book still bears the name which has become to generations of American medical students almost synonymous with the study of anatomy. The seventeenth edition has been revised and re-edited by Dr. John Chalmers Da Costa and Dr. E. A. Spitzka. Most of Spitzka's work has been on the chapter of the nervous system, which has been largely rewritten for this edition. Teachers and students of anatomy will probably agree that the chapters on the development and topographic anatomy of the brain were the least satisfactory of any parts of the work in previous editions. In the present edition, this department is brought up to date so

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