By Alexander Macalister, M.A., M.D., F.R.S., F.S.A., Professor of Anatomy in the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St. John's College. With 816 Illustrations. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston, Son & Co. 1889.
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The well known publishing house of P. Blakiston, Son & Co. have rendered valuable service to the medical profession of this country by bringing out an American edition of this valuable text-book. The volume is evidently a work of years. It was hardly necessary for the author to write that " the descriptions here given have been written in the dissecting-room, and checked over and over again by comparison with dissections," The evidences of original observation are manifest on every page. It deals briefly with the evolution of form; describes the nature and arrangement of tissues, and then passes to the study of the bones, the joints and the soft parts in the order in which they are to be considered in the dissecting-room.
Every organ and structure of the body is described with extreme fidelity, and the student of anatomy with this book in hand is well equipped for whatever
A Text-Book of Human Anatomy, Systematic and Topographical, including the Embryology, Histology and Morphology of Man, with special reference to the requirements of Practical Medicine and Surgery.. JAMA. 1890;XIV(9):324. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410090036013