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October 4, 1902


Author Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Histology, University of Missouri. COLUMBIA, MO.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(14):813-817. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480400007001b

The post-graduate study of gross anatomy, normal and pathologic, is for the practitioner a subject of great importance. There is a strong necessity for a continued review of these fundamental subjects, in order that clinical procedure may rest on a scientific basis. A mere book review, however, on which the great majority of practitioners are obliged to depend, is very inadequate. How then shall the practitioner review his knowledge of practical anatomy? The ideal method is, doubtless, for the practitioner to attend from time to time the post-graduate courses in normal and pathologic anatomy offered in the leading medical schools. Here he will find an abundance of material, wellequipped laboratories and valuable assistance from the instructors. Only a small percentage of the practitioners, however, are fortunate enough to be able to take advantage of these facilities. For numerous reasons such courses are inaccessible to the great majority. It is the

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