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January 27, 1940

Beesly and Johnston's Manual of Surgical Anatomy

JAMA. 1940;114(4):351. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810040061041

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Works on surgical anatomy are most successful when they strike a happy medium between the two broad but related fields. This manual exemplifies such a medium. The descriptive anatomy is clear and precise and uses anglicized terms to great advantage. The surgical importance of the anatomic parts is included in the descriptive text. Unfortunately the illustrations, which are excellent of the anatomy involved, are not as well directed from the surgical point of view. Additional illustrations of surgical approaches and surgical anatomy would more satisfactorily complement the text and add to the excellence of the manual.

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