September 1954

Human Embryology.

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Edition 2. By Bradley M. Patten. Price, $12. Pp. 798, with 453 illustrations and 2 plates. Blakiston Company, 575 Madison Ave., New York 22, 1953.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;88(3):425-426. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050100427019

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This new edition of a widely used textbook in embryology contains two important improvements. Chapters 4, 5, and 6 have been modified by the introduction of new figures and text material dealing with recent advances in our knowledge of early human development. Chapter 19 has been enlarged to permit the inclusion of additional information about the anomalous development of the cardiovascular system, especially that of the heart and great vessels. The other chapters remain as they appeared in the first (1946) edition except for minor improvements.

A supplementary bibliography covering the last seven years is a valuable addition.

This text is an excellent one for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in human embryology. The first-year medical student will use it constantly in his anatomy courses and will refer to it frequently during his clinical years.

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