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August 20, 1960

Anatomy: A Regional Study of Human Structure

JAMA. 1960;173(16):1865. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020340083040

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It is a pleasure to note the appearance of a textbook of anatomy written in readily understandable language which has made a real contribution toward the correlation of the basic sciences of physiology, pharmacology, and embryology along with the study of growth anatomy. The authors have succeeded in presenting a text that is unusually concise and succinct. These features are wonderfully complemented by the great numbers of well-prepared illustrations, plates, and tables, most of which are new and not merely reproductions of previously utilized figures.

This enlightening text has apparently bypassed a great deal of the minutia that so frequently burdened the text of previous anatomic works and has substituted a great wealth of correlative material in the form of many significant radiographs as well as a host of well-prepared diagrammatic sketches. There is relatively little new in anatomy, and all that can be expected of a textbook of this

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