Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation
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Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD
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Erin L. Berg
Teresa Ann Knutson Choi
Dawn M. Finney
Robert D. Lelonek, Jr.
Paul C. Reimann Peer Review Status: Internally Peer
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Los Angeles Times - September 16, 2003
"None of us is alike inside our bodies, which should
come as no suprirse, since people are plenty different on
the outside. Why should variability, like beauty, be only
skin deep? Yet most anatomy textbooks don't discuss this
kind of variation...says [Ron] Bergman, who's been
compiling a compendium of these differences for decades.
Read about it in Bergman and colleagues' online book at
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