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July 13, 1940

Applied Anatomy: Functional and Topographical

JAMA. 1940;115(2):155. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810280067029

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Dr. Miller was a surgeon. He is now a professor of anatomy; this book indicates that he has long been a biologist. Evolution, both anatomic and physiologic, comes in for nearly as much consideration as does clinical anatomy. The book deals with those facts of anatomy which are of most biologic significance or of most direct clinical application. It is briefer than are most textbooks on the subject because it makes no attempt to be encyclopedic, but it is well arranged and covers the important parts of the field. The views expressed are logical and documented by constant references to recent literature. Medical students will find it interesting, instructive and a valuable introduction of clinical work. It will be of great service to them in directing their attention to those relatively few among the inumerable anatomic facts which are most valuable, significant and applicable. Physicians will be interested in the

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