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January 21, 1956

Shearer's Manual of Human Dissection

JAMA. 1956;160(3):247. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960380095029

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In this new edition of a guide to an orderly display of the structures of the human body the editor has again made a good effort to discriminate between the more important and the less important structures by the use of boldface type. Very few changes in figures or text have been made from the former edition. However, the figures have been much better reproduced, the general appearance of the book is improved by the use of a better grade of paper, and several errors have been corrected. While some regions require less ample directions than others, some structures may be overlooked or resected before they are observed. For example, the superclavicular nerves will be severed when the clavicular incision is made in the pectoral region. Also, no mention of the sympathetic trunk is made when the dissection of the neck in the region of the carotid sheath is undertaken.

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