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December 16, 1950

Textbook of Anatomy and Physiology

JAMA. 1950;144(16):1416. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920160090048

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This textbook is designed for use in nurses training schools where the two subjects anatomy and physiology are combined in a single course; it is also suitable for reference in high schools and for use in college courses. The style and arrangement are intended to facilitate teaching, and each chapter is provided with an introductory outline, a unit vocabulary, a concluding outline-summary and review questions. In addition, there are useful tables, a wealth of attractive illustrations and a good index.

Attention should be called to a medical superstition innocently perpetuated by the author on page 442, where it is stated that a person whose frenum linguae is "too short for freedom of tongue movements" is said to be tongue-tied and to have faulty speech. No speech defect of this sort is recognized in modern textbooks on speech correction; on the contrary, cutting of the frenum in the newborn may be

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