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August 13, 1904


Author Affiliations

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Baltimore Medical College. BALTIMORE.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(7):454-457. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500070001e

"It would be difficult to overrate the value of anatomic knowledge to every class of medical men, physicians as well as surgeons; and every one knows that this knowledge can never be acquired to any desirable degree of accuracy except by those who labor for it with the scalpel in their hands." This remark, made by Dr. Samuel Chew in 1864, is especially applicable to the student of the present day. Not alone is the scalpel necessary in order to comprehend the structure of the human body, but the microscope, modeling, drawing, the study of serial sections, and other accessories must be utilized to make clear what to most students is a difficult and ofttimes an uninteresting subject, Only one of the many helps in the study of anatomy will be presented in this paper, namely, the use of clay modeling in the study of anatomy.

The modeling of

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