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August 5, 1922

A Laboratory Manual for Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy.

JAMA. 1922;79(6):496. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640060078035

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This book meets a great need, for comparative anatomy teaching has not been well supplied with laboratory guides. It is a pity that the course outlined, or one equally good, is not part of the curriculum of all students preparing for medicine. The pedagogic policy followed is sound. The problems and needs of the student have been considered with exceptional care and breadth of view. Experience with different methods has proved that laboratory guides cannot be too definite. The success of a course is largely proportional to the thoroughness of the organization of the instruction. The experienced and open minded instructor will appreciate the effort made in this book to facilitate the acquirement of anatomic knowledge every student should have before beginning a medical course. The methods employed in this book do not appear to be inconsistent with the spirit of research. The student should be stimulated in scholarly ambition

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