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Leslie Brainerd Arey - bibliography

Related eponyms


US developmental anatomist, 1891-1988.


  • Developmental Anatomy; a Textbook and Laboratory Manual of Embryology.
    Philadelphia and London, 1924.
    4th edition, 612 pages. Philadelphia, Saunders, 1949.
    5th edition, Philadelphia, 1947. 616 pages. 6th edition, 1954.
  • Human Histology: A Textbook in Outline Form.
    4th Edition. W. B. Saunders, 1974.

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