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May 14, 1938

Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck

JAMA. 1938;110(20):1699-1700. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790200067033

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This monumental work, based on the author's long experience as a teacher of otolaryngologists in graduate courses, not only is a colloquial, interesting and accurate guide for surgical dissection of the head and neck but also epitomizes the steps of selected types of operative procedures, describing them as the various structures are reached. Numerous variations and anomalies are pointed out, notably in the cranial venous channels, the sphenoid sinuses, the temporal bone and the cervical circulation. A remarkably clear account of the cranial nerves is included. The latter half of the book comprises 431 full page illustrations and diagrams, nearly all made by Dr. Barnhill from his own dissections with the utmost accuracy of detail and accompanied by long explanatory captions as well as references to the preceding lectures. Thus they may be reviewed quickly from the captions or studied systematically in connection with the text or as a guide

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