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Book and Media Reviews
January 9/16, 2008

Anatomy: A Regional Atlas of the Human Body Clemente's Anatomy Dissector

JAMA. 2008;299(2):220-226. doi:10.1001/jama.299.2.223-b

Repetitio est mater studiorium.” This ancient Latin phrase translates as “repetition is the mother of learning.” Apparently, the authors and editors of the plethora of anatomy atlases on the market today firmly believe this to be the case. This begs the question, Has the human body changed that much in the last 100 years to justify the creation of a new anatomy atlas? Apparently the publishers of the latest edition of Anatomy: A Regional Atlas of the Human Body by Dr Carmine D. Clemente feel it is necessary. In their defense, it appears that advances in medical imaging techniques are driving this evolution of anatomy texts.