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February 28, 1948

Illustrations of Anatomy for Nurses

JAMA. 1948;136(9):656. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890260064033

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This handbook for nurses includes a selection of plates from the author's larger work "Illustrations of Regional Anatomy." It is printed on heavy plate paper and spirally bound to open out flat. Although a few slight modifications have been made in the color printing, the full page plates are the same as in the larger work from which they are taken. The book, which is really a hand atlas, is intended for nurses undergoing instruction in anatomy and as a supplement to whatever textbook is used. The plates are unusually clear owing to their somewhat diagrammatic character and to the extensive use of color to differentiate structures and parts. In fact, one could wish that slightly less color had been used or at least that it had been more restrained. Despite the somewhat violent color, the illustrations are skilfully designed and possess a high teaching value. Labeling occasionally departs from

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