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April 2, 1910

Surgical Anatomy.

JAMA. 1910;LIV(14):1164. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550400050030

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This is a discussion of surgical anatomy, such as the physician who operates occasionally stands in need of most. The only departure from the usual work of this kind is that the author surveys the anatomy of hernia from the abdominal instead of from the external surface, which really makes very clear a subject the student usually finds rather difficult to comprehend. Naturally there can be little to criticize in a work of this kind, which is based on established facts. The illustrations, while not numerous, are well chosen and a number of them, especially in the chapter on the head, are new and helpful. The dull-finish paper and the clear, clean type are features worthy of mention. Section 1 considers the head and neck, vertebral column, brain and spinal cord; Section 2, the thorax; Section 3, the abdomen and pelvis; Section 4, the lower extremity; and Section 5, the

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