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The title of this work would be misleading if one's opinion were formed by the contents of other "applied anatomies" that have recently appeared, for it is not a work on anatomy as such, nor does it attempt to go into the applied anatomy of surgical operations. One is rather struck at first on seeing the applied anatomy of measles, tetanus, tapeworm, filariæ, etc., described along with that of tumors, fractures, heart disease, spinal cord lesions, etc., but the idea of the authors has been to point out in a practical clinical way the relations of anatomy to the various diseases, and to show the great value of a knowledge of anatomy in diagnosis and treatment. In this respect it differs from most applied anatomies, and the change is a desirable one and one that can be commended, as but too frequently this most fundamental branch of our science is
Clinical Applied Anatomy, or the Anatomy of Medicine and Surgery.. JAMA. 1906;XLVII(3):224. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520030066028