A re-evaluation of the premaxillary bone in humans

@article{Barteczko2003ARO,
  title={A re-evaluation of the premaxillary bone in humans},
  author={Klaus J. Barteczko and Monika Jacob},
  journal={Anatomy and Embryology},
  year={2003},
  volume={207},
  pages={417-437}
}
The discovery of the premaxillary bone (os incisivum, os intermaxillare or premaxilla) in humans has been attributed to Goethe, and it has also been named os Goethei. However, Broussonet (1779) and Vicq d’Azyr (1780) came to the same result with different methods. The first anatomists described this medial part of the upper jaw as a separate bone in the vertebrate skull, and, as we know, Coiter (1573) was the first to present an illustration of the sutura incisiva in the human. This fact, and… 
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