This is distinctly a laboratory or dissecting-room manual and not a descriptive anatomy. It teaches how to dissect the human body in order successively and properly to expose the different parts to the best advantage. The various regions of the body are taken up in order, and the points of each are cleary indicated. This is not always done by describing the particular points or features of the part, but cleverly arranged interrogations which direct the student's attention to the part and compels him to exercise his own powers of observation with the result of fixing the facts more firmly in his mind. It is a most excellent method of teaching anatomy in the dissecting room. The illustrations have been selected with care and good judgment from standard atlases and anatomies. Many of them are in colors more clearly to differentiate the tissues.
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