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July 27, 1935

Aids to Embryology

JAMA. 1935;105(4):306. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760300066027

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The chief object of this little book and others in the same series is to provide a summary of the facts needed by medical students in order to pass the examinations set in Great Britain. It should be useful to others who wish to review the subject for similar purposes. There have been some additions and considerable revision of the first edition. The subject is presented only so far as it helps in the understanding of adult relations and of abnormalities in development. The chief problems of general embryology are outlined (twinning is omitted, however) and the development of the fetal membranes and of the various systems of organs in man are described. Considering the small amount of space available, the author has succeeded admirably with the help of a series of clear simple diagrams. Under the circumstances, ambiguities are unavoidable. Thus the definitions of the chorion frondosum and anencephaly

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