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March 24, 1951

Visual Anatomy: Head and Neck

JAMA. 1951;145(12):940. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920300080035

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This book is described by the publishers as a visual text, in which facts are presented largely by illustrations and only secondarily by the written word. It contains line drawings executed by the author and covers such regions and structures as the anterior, lateral and posterior aspects of the neck, the suprahyoid, submandibular and parotid regions; the orbit, nose and auditory apparatus; the cervical viscera, and the skull. Each illustration is accompanied with a facing page of text that carries a brief description of the important structures, with emphasis on functional and clinical significance. Since the book is intended as a review text for advanced and postgraduate students, latitude in respect to order of presentation could be exercised. Thus the basic framework of the head and neck is first presented, an order that would be confusing to the beginner, since gross dissection requires the more illogical approach of starting from

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