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October 12, 1963

An Atlas of Human Anatomy.

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Seattle

 

By Barry J. Anson. 2nd ed. 632 pp. $18. W. B. Saunders, W Washington Sq, Philadelphia 5, 1963

JAMA. 1963;186(2):168. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03710020088034

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Abstract

The second edition of this atlas comes 13 years after the original, amplifying the pattern established in the earlier work. More than 150 new illustrations have been added, including some from the classical "Warren's Handbook of Anatomy."

The unique feature of this volume is that it incorporates the results of detailed analysis that the author and his associates have carried out for many years on the variations of many structures and relationships of significance in the body. These results have now been summarized in pictorial form and provide valuable information for the inquisitive student.

In general, the material covered has been limited to what students can demonstrate in the regular study of the cadaver. The author has purposely omitted much material, both descriptive and pictorial, that is available in specialized treatises of embryology, histology, and neuroanatomy. This approach is defensible enough, although the reviewer feels that omission of all the

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