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August 10, 1889

Synopsis of Human Anatomy.

JAMA. 1889;XIII(6):215-216. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.04440040035016

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This volume is one of a series, future volumes of which are to appear from time to time. The author states in the preface the object of the work, which it would seem is intended to fill a want rather more extensive than its title and character justify.

We hope that students will not depend for their knowledge of anatomy upon any synopsis of the subject; it would be a retrogressive step anything but desirable. Anatomy is a science, and the presentation of its bare outlines serves only to detract from it as such. A student who has a true scientific spirit would never be satisfied with any short or condensed presentation of this most important subject. It is unfortunate indeed for the science of anatomy that it tempts men to present it in this way. As a Synopsis of Anatomy the book is accurate and excellent, but as a

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