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This new edition of "Gray's" holds its place as a major and authoritative text on systematic anatomy. New figures have been added (of which the most conspicuous are those in the chapter on surface and topographical anatomy—a set reminiscent of the Charles Atlas ads, if you remember the pitch line "I was once a 97 pound weakling")—but most of the illustrations continue to carry a flavor of the nineteenth century.
From the clinician's point of view, anatomy is most meaningfully learned on regional and functional lines. "Gray's" is not a helpful text for this approach. Nor is Dr. Dawson's short
Gray's Anatomy: Anatomy of the Human Body.Basic Human Anatomy.. Ann Intern Med. ;66:462. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-2-462_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(2):462.
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