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The term "Clinical Anatomy" is used to mean "anatomic knowledge as applied to every branch of clinical work," or the study of anatomy from the living subject rather than in the dissecting room. The chief feature of this work which distinguishes it from the ordinary is an attempt to outline in black on the surface of the living body the supposed location of the various organs, structures, tissues, etc., and then the photographing of the subject. As a result erroneous ideas are often conveyed. For instance, Figure 16 shows the region occupied by the parotid gland as decidedly too small, and the direction of the spinal accessory nerve as too transverse. Figure 32 shows the carotids as diverging, which is not correct, and they appear to become superficial, directly under the skin, while they are deeply situated. The division of the innominate is shown much too high, as is also
A Text-Book of Clinical Anatomy. For Students and Practitioners.. JAMA. 1904;XLII(2):111. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490470039017