By G J Romanes, CBE, BA, PhD, ChB, MB, FRCES (Ed), FRSE. Price, $23. Pp 996. Oxford University Press, 200 Madison Ave, New York 10016, 1972.
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Paris exports women's fashions, Edinburgh gross anatomy. Cunningham's Textbook has always carried an image of authority. It was made somewhat more concise in the previous edition (1964), the first revision undertaken by Romanes. The old format was retained, but new illustrations were added and the references were brought up to date. The further revisions of the present edition, with 11 anatomists and a radiologist as contributors, have again improved it. Cunningham thus continues in the company of Morris (out of print since 1966) and the British Gray (not available in this country!) as one of the standard reference books of gross anatomy in the English language. We should be reminded of more extensive reference works such as Poirier and Charpy's Traité d'Anatomie Humaine (five volumes, 1899 to 1912) and Hollinshead's Anatomy for Surgeons (three volumes, 1968 to 1971). The significance of the latter work is not limited to surgery.
EDWARDS EA. Cunningham's Textbook of Anatomy, ed 11. Arch Surg. 1973;107(1):113-114. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350190095032