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September 4, 1937

Anatomy of the Fetal Pig

JAMA. 1937;109(10):817. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780360065033

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The full term pig fetus offers many advantages as the mammalian type for study in comparative anatomy and its use has spread widely in recent years. The present dissection manual is timely and adequate, giving a good account of the important features characteristic of mammalian anatomy. It is stated that the work outlined can be done in thirty laboratory hours, but the mass of detail presented could hardly be mastered in so brief a time. The plan of work is particularly adapted to the needs of the premedical student and there are frequent comparisons between the pig and man. The anatomic description of each system is included with the instructions for dissection and is illustrated with line drawings, which are for the most part excellent. Where clarity has been sacrificed in favor of detail, the student can remedy the situation by coloring the figures with crayons. In most cases the

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