on 3 March 2012
This atlas consists almost entirely of a mass of raw image data, with no attempt to make three-dimensional drawings or to comment on the transformations that are occurring. Most of the illustrations are of conventional paraffin sections, some with an unsightly pattern of horizontal lines, presumably resulting from aliasing during photographic reproduction. With this limitation in mind, it is an excellent starting point for any study, providing rapid recognition of features which may be seen by other methods such as projective tomography or the confocal Mesolens method. It is particularly impressive and useful that each age or stage of the embryo is sectioned through in numerous directions and at multiple levels, and this is clearly marked on a small drawing accompanying each page of sections. In spite of the existence of other atlases using micro-MRI and other modern methods, I suspect that this one will be the best source of solid detailed identification for a long time.