Lawrence M. Elson, Ph.D. received his BA in Zoology/pre-med curriculum at the University of California at Berkeley and continued there to receive his Ph.D. in human anatomy. Dr. Elson was an assistant professor of anatomy at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston (1968-72). He lectured and taught dissection at the University of California School Of Medicine in San Francisco, and taught general anatomy and zoology courses at City College of San Francisco. He has authored several books including it’s Your Body, The Anatomy Coloring Book, the Zoology Coloring Book, and co-authored The Human Brain Coloring book, the Microbiology Coloring Book and the Aquatic Birds Coloring Book. He gave courses in clinical anatomy and related subjects to attorneys for the Medi-Legal Institute of Southern California (1973-93), giving lectures, as well as consultations and expert testimony throughout the United States and Canada from 1973-2014. Dr. Elson was a career Naval Aviator with the U.S. Navy on active duty 1955-60, and with the Naval Air Reserve at the Naval Air Station Alameda from 1961 to 1976, reaching the rank of Commander. His last position was Commanding Officer, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Eighty-Five.

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