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December 6, 1902

Human Embryology and Morphology.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(23):1473. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480490045021

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The necessity of a knowledge of human embryology is constantly becoming more apparent, particularly to the surgeon, as many pathologic conditions are to be comprehended only by a thorough understanding of the evolutionary development of the various organs and tissues of the body. In the present volume not only is the embryology clearly described, but where possible particular mention is made of the effects of arrest of development and the surgical importance of vestigia atavisms, etc. The arrangement of the matter seems rather peculiar, as the work begins with a description of the development of the face and neck, with the accessory cavities and sense organs, before anything is said of the various layers of the embryo from which the various organs and parts are developed. It would seem more rational to begin at the beginning, but not-withstanding the confusion in the arrangement of the matter, the work is

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