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June 1975

Anatomy of the Head and Neck

Author Affiliations

Brookline, Mass


by George H. Pass, 235 pp, $12, WB Saunders Co, 1973.

Arch Surg. 1975;110(6):764. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1975.01360120082025

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In the author's words, this book "represents the effort to mold a series of informal lectures and do an anatomical base line which an otologist, oral surgeon, ophthalmologist, laryngologist, or whatever, may acknowledge peculiar to the successful practice of his specialty." It arose as the result of Dr. Pass's teaching gross anatomy to freshman medical students at the University of Miami and Harvard Medical Schools and also his giving a postdoctoral course in the anatomy of the head and neck at Columbia University.

The worthwhile aspect of this publication is that it gives information to the amateur and professional alike. The reason is that those who are learning anatomy do not know it and those who supposedly had learned it, rarely know it. Often, the practitioner, so pragmatically oriented, is able to do his surgery with an alarmingly meager fund of anatomical knowledge. It would probably be a good idea

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