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Quain's Elements of Anatomy

Naturevolume 79pages9394 (1908) | Download Citation



WHEN in 1828 Jones Quain, “Lecturer in the Medical School, Aldersgate Street,” published, as a modest volume, the first edition of his “Elements of Anatomy,” he could scarcely have hoped that eighty years later it would still remain the standard work of its kind in the English language, and that it would take and keep a place as a cosmopolitan textbook; and yet if the truth must be told, very little of Quain remains in the work which now passes under his name. In the original edition a chapter of some 4000 words told the story of the development of the human body; now, in the eleventh edition, embryology requires a special editor and a special volume containing more than 100,000 words and considerably more than 300 illustrations.

Quain's Elements of Anatomy.

Prof. E. A. Schäfer F.R.S. Prof. J. Symington F.R.S. Dr. T. H. Bryce. In four vols. Vol. i., Embryology. Eleventh edition, by T. H. Bryce. Pp. viii + 275. Price 10s. 6d. net. Vol. iii., Neurology. By Prof. E. A. Schäfer, F.R.S., and Prof. J. Symington, F.R.S. Part i., containing the General Structure of the Nervous System and the Structure of the Brain and Spinal Cord. Price 15s. (London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1908.)

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