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on 9 September 2011
As other reviewers have noted, the material in this book is not always accurate. It is often dated, too. An example that hasn't been mentioned is that the upper chambers of the heart have been called atria - not auricles - for at least the past 30 years. Surely an editor should have done a bit of fact checking?

There is an irony here. I realise that a fair amount of what I was taught at school was just plain wrong. Perhaps the author was acknowledging that this is what we USED to be taught, however, I don't think things, here, are as complicated as that. I suspect that the mistakes are down to sloppy research and editing.

There are parts of the book that are informative, interesting and serve as valuable reminders. However, personalised lists of things seem to be page-fillers. Also, once you begin to doubt the truth value of one bit of the text, you begin to question the veracity of the rest. The book is not suitable for students but, in parts, a nice memory-jogger.
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