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February 29, 1964

Human Developmental Anatomy

JAMA. 1964;187(9):684. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03060220058029

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Abstract

This is a new medical embryology textbook written by an experienced anatomist. Beginning with a description of fertilization and implantation, a logical account of human development is presented in a style which should enable the student to grasp readily the fundamental processes of normal development. A description of many of the more common variations and malformations is provided in the body of the text. This may be a more useful approach than the usual one of having a separate section on abnormal development. The morphologic changes during development are well illustrated with accurate line drawings which the student will find more useful in most cases than photographs. Pertinent references are given at the end of each chapter.

An extensive timetable of human development, based largely on Streeter, is presented at the end of the book. This will be a valuable reference list for assessing the "critical period" involved in production

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