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January 16, 1954

Frazer's Manual of Embryology: The Development of the Human Body

JAMA. 1954;154(3):286. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940370098041

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The scope of the new edition of this well-known book has not significantly changed from the original, namely, to present the development of the body by discussing, where possible, the development of entire regions in preference to separate descriptions of the development of individual organs; in many ways this is similar to an approach often used in human anatomy. The new editor emphasizes that he attempts to preserve the original character of the book, much of which was based on the subjective outlook of one man. This attempt is also emphasized by the lack of bibliography and by the unusually restricted references to comparative physiology. Only the first part dealing with early and general development has been extensively rewritten, and newly obtained information has been well interwoven. Detail is omitted, increasing the readability of the book, which is written in a pleasant and lucid style. It is well illustrated, mainly

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