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Guide for Dissecting the Dog, A


A Guide for Dissecting the Dog has many distinctive features designed to aid students in their study of gross anatomy. In keeping with Dr. Fletcher’s original concept, descriptive material is minimal and most illustrations and photographs are designed to facilitate the dissection. Dependence on the excellent figures and descriptions in anatomy texts such as Miller’s Anatomy of the Dog by Dr. Howard Evans or Textbook of Veterinary Anatomy by Dyce, Sack and Wensing is by design. We have included several conceptual sketches that present ideas not available elsewhere in veterinary literature. When anatomical terms are introduced, they are underlined. Dissection instructions are presented in bold blue print and brief clinical comments are presented in italicized red print. Students dissect the male and female alternately so they can view and study structures on each sex before the specimens are altered or destroyed by subsequent dissection. The nomenclature throughout is that of Nomina Anatomica Veterinaria. The entire dissection sequence presented in A Guide for Dissecting the Dog can be completed in 96 hours. This book is a work in progress and will be updated periodically. With text by Thomas F. Fletcher, Paul F. Rumph, Phillip D. Garrett and Gerald R. Bratton; drawings by Phillip D. Garrett; and photos by Elizabeth A. Lantz, Elaine S. Coleman, D. Ray Wilhite and Paul F. Rumph. Compiled by Paul F. Rumph, DVM, MS.