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October 3, 1953

Manual of Comparative Anatomy

JAMA. 1953;153(5):526. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940220070027

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The first edition of this manual was published 10 years ago. As the title indicates, the book is to be used by students of comparative anatomy. This edition has been carefully revised and rewritten to conform with modern ideas. In addition to the classic animals, dogfish, necterus, and cat, it includes sections on the lamprey, perch, turtle, and pigeon. The book is well written and free from inaccuracies. Boldface type for the names of structures is used extensively. The author should be complimented on his fine descriptive style. The instructions for dissection are clear and definite. Indeed, the only drawback of this book is the absence of illustrations. Perhaps there is some merit in this, but, in laboratories where facilities do not exist for the study of all the representative species, it is advisable for the student to have illustrations of the important aspects of the species not subjected to

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