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November 24, 1951

Anatomy in Surgery

JAMA. 1951;147(13):1307. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670300121042

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This excellent volume, which should be well received by the surgical profession, will fill a real need in surgical literature. It is written from a different point of view than have most works on anatomy for surgeons. Operative technic accompanies surgical anatomy. Not all operations are discussed, but in the majority of instances the most important operations are adequately discussed. The volume is not a large one when one considers that the entire body has been covered.

The illustrations are excellent, and the great majority of these are in color. They are attractive and instructional. The material presented is good; it is clearly and concisely presented. Dr. Thorek is an excellent teacher, as this volume demonstrates.

This book is recommended to everyone interested in surgery as a valuable reference volume and at the same time as a volume from which much instruction will be gained. It will be, and should

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