This book presents in a most scholarly and delightful form a brief review of the development of the science of anatomy from the earliest times. It is one of a series of primers on the history of medicine published by Hoeber under the general title "Clio Medica." On account of the brevity imposed by the plan, only the most fundamental concepts, discoveries and methods are reviewed. Dr. Corner has selected these with admirable judgment, and has presented them with a clearness which enables the reader to appreciate their significance. At the end is a brief chapter on current trends in anatomy which indicates the lines along which anatomy is contributing to the advance of the science of human biology.
The trend is toward the study of living tissues from a dynamic or functional point of view. Among the lines along which the advance is being made are cell lineage, the