By Raymond C. Truex, M.S., Ph.D. associate professor of anatomy, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and Carl E. Kellner, artist, department of anatomy, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. Price, $15. Pp. 162, with 136 illustrations, mostly in color. Indexed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1948.
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For many years "visual education" has been a trite phrase on the lips of many a teacher,but educators are just beginning in these post–War II days to grasp the full meaning of it. The modern lantern, colored slides, moving pictures, stereoscopic representations, the "off-set process" and other devices—all these have helped to make the hard road of the medical student easier to travel. As for anatomy, instructors used to rely entirely on the figures and texts of Gray, Cunningham and others, most of which were in black and white. For colored plates they were glad to have those of Spalteholtz or some other "foreign" work. All of these helped pave the way for better visualization and comprehension, but students and teachers are no longer dependent on anybody or anything beyond the confines of the United States. Technology has reached almost the peak of perfection, and more and better teaching can
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