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March 11, 1950

Shearer's Manual of Human Dissection

JAMA. 1950;142(10):768. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910280076040

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This valuable book, "Manual of Human Dissection," has been completely revised by the present editor. It is a short guide to dissection for students taking the greatly shortened courses in gross anatomy now prevalent in most American medical schools. As the original author stated, "The aim of the book is to point out to the inexperienced dissector what structures he can reasonably be expected to see in the time at his disposal, and to give directions, with as little excess verbiage as possible, for the procedures which should be followed in the demonstration of these structures." The text is clear, and the pen and ink drawings adequately illustrate regions with which the student might be expected to have difficulty. This manual can be highly recommended for use by medical students.

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