In this twelfth edition of Morris' Human Anatomy, Dr. Barry J. Anson, the editor, and his 18 coauthors, have maintained and indeed greatly added to the high purpose and quality of the first edition published in 1893. By their combined efforts, this important educational tool is now made available as an up-to-date reference textbook for all members of the medical profession and allied fields.
The desideratum for this revised edition is best given in the words of the editor: "Progress in basic sciences and growing dependence of clinical medicine and surgery on advances made in research require periodic revision in both verbal descriptions and illustrations of textbooks, even in so mature a subject as gross anatomy."
Many points are noteworthy. Every division of the book has undergone alteration. Developmental anatomy is considered throughout the book, for "were the student to remain unaware of the body's prenatal progress toward maturity, he