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March 11, 1916

Manual of Embryology.

JAMA. 1916;LXVI(11):835. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02580370055038

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This brief compendium is an anatomist's presentation of embryology to medical students. The facts are marshaled in an exceptionally clear and concise manner with particular reference always to the practical side of the subject, namely, the elucidation of otherwise meaningless anatomic detail and the explanation of many abnormalities. Every word is significant, for the condensation of a wealth of material into a few words has been done by a master in the art of teaching. The book is not intended for those who have the privilege of studying embryos or fetuses. The original illustrations are for the most part needlessly inaccurate diagrams; the majority of the good cuts were copied from Keibel and Mall's "Handbook of the Development of Man." There are some serious errors, due apparently to the author's meager first hand knowledge of his subject. The drawing of a three months' human fetus (Fig. 34), for example, is

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