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April 9, 1898

Mammalian Anatomy; A Preparation for Human and Comparative Anatomy.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(15):875-876. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440670063024

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This work belongs to a class of which we have had too few in America, and the manner in which the publishers have brought out this beautiful volume can not be too highly praised. The type is large and clear; the paper is of the best, and the illustrations are in the highest style of the art. This treatise, of which this is the first part, is a monograph on a typical mammal, and is employed as an introduction to general comparative anatomy. The cat has been selected as furnishing a structure of the inferior animals which in certain anatomic respects approaches more nearly to man than a dog, and is not specialized for any one mode of life, is of convenient size and easily obtained.

The introductory chapter treats of the structure and classification of bones, features, practical methods of study, with an explanation of the general terms used

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