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May 15, 1937

A Synopsis of Surgical Anatomy

JAMA. 1937;108(20):1742. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780200064034

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This textbook is written with the object of presenting valuable facts to the senior student and practitioner. It consists of two parts: the anatomy of the normal and the anatomy of the abnormal. In the first part surgical anatomy is considered with reference to the various regions of the body. The head, neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis with their contents are taken up, followed by the vertebra and the bones of the extremities. In each region the various nerves, muscles, blood vessels and lymphatics are considered with reference to their surgical importance. In the second part the same systematic plan is followed with a discussion of the surgical conditions that may result from developmental and abnormal anatomic errors. The omission of all but the essential points makes their surgical importance clear in a few brief sentences. The anatomic basis and description of certain clinical tests and the anatomic advantages of

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