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October 27, 1945

The Extremities

JAMA. 1945;129(9):651. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860430067025

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This is a carefully worked out and precisely illustrated textbook which succinctly describes the points of anatomic and surgical interest in the musculature of the extremities. The bulk of the book consists of line drawings illustrating the origin, insertion and motor point and the nervous and arterial supply of each muscle individually. Careful attention is paid to the site of entrance into the muscle of its arterial and nervous supply. The exact relationship of the muscle to the skeleton is well brought out. In the caption for each illustration the aforementioned items are enumerated and reference is made to the main functions of the muscle. The remaining five illustrations point out in a superficial manner the salient points in the skeleton and in the vascular and nervous trees of the extremities.

The excellent line drawings are clear and unembellished by extraneous detail, although a little shading in the correct locations

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