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December 30, 1911

A Cross-Ssection Anatomy.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(27):2163. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260120353036

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Thisorkwork consists of an atlas of cross-sections of the human body. There are fourteen key-figures, most of them in colors, showing the various levels at which the sections have been made, with 113 sections including both the male andmthe female pelvis. The sections are not views taken from a asingle body which might have shown variations from the normal type but are reconstructions made up from a large number of dissections and therefore represent the average normal form. The sections are all four-fifths life size, large enough to give one an accurate conception of the actual size of the various organs and strcutures. This method of illustrating anatomy possess great value as it gives one an idea of perspective not so easily obtained in any other way. The body to the practical anatomist (physician) should be in a sense transparent. One should be able not only to see with his

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