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October 13, 1934

Surgical Anatomy and Physiology

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By Norman C. Lake, M.D., M.S., D.Sc., Senior Surgeon, Charing Cross Hospital, and C. Jennings Marshall, M.D., M.S., F.R.C.S., Surgeon, Charing Cross Hospital. Cloth. Price, 30/-. Pp. 888, with 238 illustrations. London: H. K. Lewis & Co., Ltd., 1934.

JAMA. 1934;103(15):1176. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750410066028

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Abstract

The authors of this book have undertaken a tremendous task in attempting to present a treatise on surgical anatomy and physiology in one volume. However, they make no pretense at comprehensiveness on the physiologic aspect of the subjects covered but merely include an appreciable amount of physiology to round out the subject. One of the refreshing features of the book is the originality both in organization and in manner of presentation. The illustrations are adequate to clarify abstract descriptive material and the majority of them are original. The discussions are well balanced and show careful editing. In a book of this type there is always a danger of undue compression of certain descriptive detail at the expense of the uninformed reader. There is a surprising lack of it here. The application of anatomy to operative and pathologic surgery is considered under two headings, general and regional. For example, the alimentary

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