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August 1955

The Ciba Collection of Medical Illustrations: Volume 2. Reproductive System.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1955;96(2):285. doi:10.1001/archinte.1955.00250130159022

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Ciba Pharmaceutical Products, Inc., has done a real service to medicine in publishing this atlas on the reproductive system. It is a most complete survey of the anatomy and pathology of the male and the female reproductive system, of pregnancy, of the mammary gland, and, finally, of intersexuality.

The book is listed as having 223 plates. Almost none consist of a single drawing. Most have three to five drawings to the plate. All are in color and are magnificent. Frank H. Netter is a physician as well as an artist. His drawings are simple and clear but at the same time not too diagrammatic.

The drawings of microscopic preparations of various types of testicular failure are particularly beautiful and at first seem superior to those made from tumors of the female genital tract. In all probability this difference is due to the better quality of the preparations from the testes.

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