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This was written for the purpose of filling the need for an anatomy of moderate size for the use of medical students and nurses. One result of the attempt has been so to condense the material that the various anatomic units composing each of the great systems of the body appear to be treated as related structures rather than as independent units whose relation to each other and to the body as a whole is merely incidental— an impression which is apt to be given by the voluminous discussions of the larger textbooks on anatomy. This feature is especially noticeable and helpful in the sections dealing with the anatomy and the histology of the nerve system, in which the gross anatomy and the microscopic anatomy are continued uninterruptedly from one segment to another; in addition, the various pathways are given separate and rather full consideration, so that impulses may be
A Manual of Anatomy.. JAMA. 1917;LXIX(18):1558. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590450078034