ERIC Number: EJ858992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Bigger than a Breadbox; Lighter than a Heavy Heart
Hill, Robert V.
Anatomical Sciences Education, v2 n3 p135-136 May-Jun 2009
Inexact measurements can have devastating effects in sciences where precision is of paramount importance. In contrast, morphological sciences rely heavily on description, comparison, and estimation to make meaningful inferences about the structure of humans and other animals. A review of the 1918 edition of "Gray's Anatomy" shows that the tendency to approximate was as marked nearly a century ago as it is today. Occasionally, objects of comparison may themselves become obsolete, necessitating changes in descriptive terminology.
Descriptors: Anatomy, Sciences, Inferences, History, Science Education, Medical Education, Vocabulary, Measurement Techniques, Language Usage
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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