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May 11, 1935

Illustrations of Regional Anatomy

JAMA. 1935;104(19):1773. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760190093029

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These illustrations are reproductions of the drawings made by Professor Jamieson in his lectures in the department of anatomy of the University of Edinburgh. Many of them are colored, and they are loosely bound in five sets so that any individual plate is readily detachable. The sets are grouped as follows: central nervous system, forty-eight; head and neck, sixty-one; abdomen, thirty-seven; pelvis, thirty; thorax, twenty-seven. Any accurate drawings of dissections or any well devised anatomic diagrams repay study. They convey much more information than verbal descriptions in much less time. After one careful dissection has been made they constitute an exceedingly valuable method of rapid review. Thus the atlases of Spalteholz, of Toldt and of Sobotta are of the greatest help to students and physicians. There is no royal road to a knowledge of gross anatomy, but such illustrations come closer than anything else to providing one. It is clear

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