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May 18, 1957

Congential Anomalies of the Viscera: Their Embryological Basis

JAMA. 1957;164(3):352. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980030128039

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The author of this book is well known for his researches on embryologic problems. While many outstanding textbooks in embryology have become available in recent years for medical students, the author, with the practitioner in mind, has recognized the need for an up-to-date volume providing concise descriptions of the more prevalent anomalies of the viscera. He has wisely stressed basic principles of developmental anatomy, for he recognizes that a basic knowledge of these will facilitate a greater interest in the more practical aspects of the subject. The anomalies, themselves, are presented with clarity and, in most instances, with the proper emphasis on those most commonly seen in practice. It might appear that the extensive account relating to interatrial septal defects and the embryology concerned has been somewhat overemphasized at the expense of that part dealing with interventricular septal defects in the section of the book dealing with septation. Nevertheless, in

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