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October 26, 1940

A Handbook for Dissectors

JAMA. 1940;115(17):1481. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810430071040

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This little book is intended for use with Grant's "A Method of Anatomy." Experience has evidently shown the need of directions for dissection additional to those contained in the larger book, hence this supplementary one. The directions are precise and clear. Endeavor has been made to help the student leave out something: the more important structures are printed in heavy type. This book and "The Method" together constitute an excellent guide to the first (and usually only) dissection made by medical students. Since the outlook of both books is toward clinical work in surgery and medicine, dissection under their guidance provides a good practical anatomic basis for further medical work. But students who are interested in anatomy rather from the biologic side, who seek to understand the principles of structure, its evolution, development and general plan, will go on to a study of the larger textbooks, perhaps with further dissection.

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