April 1973

Practical Anatomy: The Leg and Its Statics

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(in German). By J Lang, W Wachsmuth. Price, $202.90. Pp 536, with 374 illustrations. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1972.

Arch Surg. 1973;106(4):612. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350160224045

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It is rare indeed that a new book on anatomy is potentially so useful to student, teacher, researcher, and clinician alike. This book continues the excellent series begun by Professors von Lanz and Wachsmuth, and lives up to the high quality of the earlier parts on the arm and neck. The illustrations (most in color) are clear and uncluttered, and the analyses of joint mechanics and muscle actions provide the only modern source for such material. For the student interested in the physical and quantitative aspects of the lower extremity this is an invaluable reference source; for the teacher who needs understandable illustrations and clear-cut analyses of limb action for presentation in lectures, this book provides a wealth of detail; and for the clinician the clinical signs and their anatomical bases are lucidly and simply illustrated.

The only feature that would make this book more useful to the medical world

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