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February 14, 1959

A Method of Anatomy, Descriptive and Deductive

JAMA. 1959;169(7):776. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03000240114026

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This new edition of one of the leading textbooks of anatomy presents its subject by regions, but the unique emphasis is on the presentation of principles and correlation of facts and on the significance of morphology in acquiring an understanding of structure related to function. This book is not an encyclopedia of anatomy. The arrangement and organization of subject matter is such that a great degree of freedom in dissection sequence can be used without any sacrifice of unity or continuity in the text. Although the author has published a dissection manual, this volume can be used efficiently without a manual since procedures are presented which can serve as guides to dissection but whose main objectives are to emphasize relations and other principles of the morphology under study. The principal features of embryologic development are presented where essential to an understanding of adult structures, including anomalies. Details of the central

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