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April 14, 1956

A Stereoscopic Atlas of Human Anatomy. Section III: The Upper Extremity

JAMA. 1956;160(15):1373. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960500103035

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The third section of this atlas continues on the same high level of quality as the preceding sections, which dealt with the central nervous system and the head and neck. It consists of a series of stereoscopic colored transparencies of dissections of the human body, including the bones. The photographs, seen with a stereoscopic viewer or projector, give a realistic view of the dissection, and their clarity surpasses that of any form of reproduction in two dimensions. Identification of the structures is made possible by the accompanying labeled line drawings made from tracings of the photographs. The photographs are taken from preparations progressing in normal sequence of dissection, which enables the observer to make a systematic study of the topography of the area. The dissections are excellent. The arteries and veins have been injected with red and blue latex, respectively, and the method of preservation has ensured good color contrasts.

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