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April 6, 1957

Textbook of Human Anatomy

JAMA. 1957;163(14):1307. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970490105029

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This new textbook has been written to reflect the change of relative values in the mass of detail that has been offered to students of anatomy in the past. It is also intended to afford a closer correlation between structure and function, and to introduce the student to the wider biological implications of his anatomic studies. The work of six contributors has been edited smoothly to produce a text of uniformly readable quality. An introductory section presents some fundamental material on the histology of blood and connective tissue. It is followed by sections on the locomotor system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, urogenital system, ductless glands, spleen, central nervous system, and peripheral nervous system. There is a wealth of illustrations. The anatomic views are directly and explicitly labeled, a relief to students who have ever had to decipher the maze of abbreviations and fine-printed legends of older textbooks. The

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