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November 24, 1945

A Manual of Surgical Anatomy

JAMA. 1945;129(13):914. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860470074031

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This is the last volume of the Military Surgical Manuals edited by the Committee on Surgery of the National Research Council for medical officers of the armed forces. While victory has fortunately diminished the opportunities for its use as a field manual, it will have a much more lasting value than its predecessors in the series. It was originally planned as a concise atlas of applied surgical anatomy of a format that would make it easy to carry and use under campaign and battle conditions. It is a visual presentation of anatomic regions most likely to be of importance to the surgeon caring for lesions produced by weapons of warfare. The material for presentation has been well selected from that point of view. The illustrations are new, having been redrawn from older cuts or evolved specially for this manual. They are line drawings, in many of which color has been

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