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August 15, 1931

Textbook of Histology for Medical and Dental Students.

JAMA. 1931;97(7):486. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730070052045

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The ground covered is that surveyed in courses on elementary histology for medical students except that more space is devoted to the teeth than usual. The style can hardly be called idiomatic and the grammatical construction is sometimes faulty. Boldface type has been used to save the student the labor of underlining catch words and phases. Little is to be found that is original in method of presentation, point of view or material. It is a compilation from various textbooks and has all the traditional errors and inaccuracies. Most of the illustrations are taken from Shaffer's textbook. No careful survey of recent literature has been attempted and, with the exception of the section on the teeth, the citations from current work are uncritical. Occasionally the German terms are translated literally without reference to current usage. Thus, one reads of the "inner secretory rôle" of the ovary, the "large hemispheres" and

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