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This textbook has well merited its position as one of the most important books for medical students since its first appearance, thirty-eight years ago, as the sixth American edition of "Lewis and Stöhr." That edition was written by the eminent scholar Dr. Frederic T. Lewis and has the distinction of being the first book of its kind arranged on an embryological basis. The emphasis of its contents has always been on the necessity of an understanding of the development of each organ described as an introduction to the study of the microscopic structure in the adult. This point of view has proved to be efficiently sound and has enriched the teaching of histology in American medical schools. In the course of time this fundamentally sound idea captured the attention of other authors. Today the consideration of the developmental possibilities of the constituent tissues of adult organs is accepted as common
A Text-Book of Histology Arranged Upon an Embryological Basis. JAMA. 1944;125(14):1000. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850320058029
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