This book has been known to generations of medical students and practicing physicians, and this new edition retains the familiar aspect; even the cover has been changed from maroon in the previous edition to the dark green cover of former years. The present editor is Dr. Charles M. Goss, professor of anatomy at Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans; however, the six associate editors of the previous edition again contribute chapters, and their work has been left almost intact. This statement applies also to the former editor-in-chief, Dr. Warren H. Lewis, and refers particularly to his work on embryology.
The text has been revised and illustrations replaced or added where research has offered new material. The illustrations, which have always been excellent, are even more outstanding in this edition, as is the text, apparently because a better grade of paper was used. The list of references at the