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June 9, 1928

Atlas of Human Anatomy.

JAMA. 1928;90(23):1902-1903. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690500064035

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One who hopes to be retained in the fellowship of scientific men must be distrustful of enthusiasms. Nevertheless, if fingers itch at the thought of dissection it is difficult not to wax enthusiastic over this edition of Sobotta, edited by McMurrich, Everything is here that should be found in an atlas of human anatomy, and the craftsmanship is excellent—draftsmanship, coloring and printing. Perhaps no part of the illustrative work is more masterly than the treatment of fascia. In plates 2, 3 and 4, for instance, the tough fibrous layers are actually waiting to be picked up in the forceps. One envies the anatomist who made this masterpiece his life work.

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