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June 3, 1939

Praktische Anatomie: Ein Lehr- und Hilfsbuch der anatomischen Grundlagen ärzlichen Handelns

JAMA. 1939;112(22):2356. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800220122035

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Von Lanz was a professor of anatomy at the University of Munich; Wachsmuth was dozent in surgery at the University of Bonn. This book deals with the lower extremity; one on the upper extremity was published three years ago; parts dealing with the rest of the body are in preparation. The authors and the publisher have produced an extraordinarily beautiful, scholarly and well illustrated work. The title "Praktische," or applied, anatomy suggests that surgical and clinical anatomy will be presented. That expectation is abundantly fulfilled both in the text and in the numerous and excellent illustrations. The results of injury, the relation of muscular action to fractures, the desirable sites of amputation and of ligation of vessels, the collateral circulation, the best surgical approaches, the results of disease of the peripheral nerves all are well treated. But the book presents much more than this. It is one of the most

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