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October 2, 1948

Surgical Applied Anatomy

JAMA. 1948;138(5):393. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900050061044

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Abstract

This little book, originally written sixty years ago, is probably the oldest textbook of surgical anatomy written in English to remain in current use. Despite its age and many revisions, it still fulfils Treves' conception of a "modern account of the application of anatomy to practice." It divides the body into six regions—head and neck, thorax, upper extremity, lower extremity, abdomen and pelvis, and spine and cord. Each is amply covered from the standpoint of general surgery as well as of the various surgical specialties. Many subjects, such as surgery of the blood vessels, which deals with ligations, abnormalities and collateral circulation, are omitted for the sake of brevity, "since these are fully treated in manuals of general anatomy." The work is easy to read. It is not abundantly illustrated, but the drawings present enhance the value of the text. The survival as well as the appeal of this book

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