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January 11, 1947

Illustrations of Regional Anatomy

JAMA. 1947;133(2):143-144. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880020069030

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These little volumes, one each for the central nervous system, head and neck, abdomen, pelvis, thorax, arm and leg, consist of a series of 6 by 8 inch plates bound in such a way that the sheets are removable for convenience in dissecting. They are printed in color on only one side of fairly heavy coated paper. There is no text, and only the briefest of legends appear beneath the pictures. The plates are completely and clearly labeled, and color is used unsparingly to differentiate structures. The unique character and value of the work lies in the original and lucid presentation of gross anatomy in a manner that can be easily comprehended by medical students. Dr. Jamieson states in the preface that the first edition, which appeared in 1934, was an outgrowth of the blackboard diagrams which he used in teaching his classes at the University of Edinburgh. One can

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