By Alexander Lee McGregor, M.Ch., F.R.C.S., Lecturer on Surgical Anatomy, University of the Witwatersrand. With a foreword by Sir Harold J. Stiles, K.B.E., F.R.C.S. Second edition. Cloth. Price, $6. Pp. 644, with 639 illustrations. Baltimore: William Wood & Company, 1934.
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Those who are not familiar with this textbook will find it one of the most originally conceived and written works of its kind. The author originally intended it as a compilation of anatomic facts of practical value for the senior student and practitioner. He made no pretense at completeness but endeavored to present in outline essay form discussions complete in themselves on important anatomic subjects. It is well illustrated with original and comprehensive diagrams. The plan is to present briefly the surgical anatomy of the normal and the abnormal. The book exemplifies the painstaking effort of a surgeon who desires to develop a concise and instructive epitome of surgical anatomy. It is highly recommended to the student and the practitioner who desire to relate the principal anatomic facts to their practical application in surgery.
A Synopsis of Surgical Anatomy. JAMA. 1935;104(25):2293. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760250071038