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January 26, 1935

Developmental Anatomy: A Text-Book and Laboratory Manual of Embryology

JAMA. 1935;104(4):342. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760040074032

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With all the changes of recent editions, the main feature of this book is the presentation of developmental processes from a three dimensional point of view. This can be referred back to the extensive dissections of embryos by C. W. Prentiss, on whose book this one was originally based. The value of the method stands out particularly in the chapters on the coelom, the mesenteries and the heart. The original emphasis on points of practical value to the medical student and practitioner is maintained with a corresponding stress on abnormal development. The laboratory manual remains substantially as it was; the sections on general embryology and organogenesis have been thoroughly revised and some new figures added. The author's method of documenting his statements by references to the original literature is helpful to the teachers and the very few students (eheu!) who are interested in the evidence on which the general conclusions

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