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July 23, 1892

Regional Anatomy in its Relation to Medicine and Surgery.

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By George McClellan, M.D. Vol. ii, 4to, pp. 414. Philadelphia: J. P. Lippincott & Co. 1892.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(4):117. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420040029013

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Abstract

In our notice of the first volume of this recent addition to our already long list of works on anatomy, we expressed our high appreciation of this work, and now that the concluding volume has made its appearance, we can only, reaffirm what we then said of the highly conscientious style of the author, the excellence of the illustrations, and the typographical merit of the book as a whole.

It is scarcely too much to say that the present high standing of medicine and surgery as a science is due chiefly to more correct anatomical knowledge, and when we examine the records of the past we find that in every period of the world's history where the study of anatomy languished, medicine and surgery showed little advance and often actual decay, and we sometimes fear that our progressive and pushing age is neglecting anatomy, that foundation of all solid progress,

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