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This manual of surgical anatomy comes from the hand of surgeon McGregor, Lecturer in Surgery at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. In the foreword Sir Harold Stiles affirms that a book on practical anatomy must be written by a surgeon, after an apprenticeship in the dissecting room and with a foundation of experience gained as a postgraduate lecturer. These attributes McGregor has, and the manual reflects them, bringing to the student, surgeon, or teacher of surgery a well-organized compact volume almost small enough to slip into one's side pocket.
The primary object of the book is to present anatomical and often correlated clinical facts of practical value to the senior student and practitioner. While it covers the whole human body, it is not intended to be an exhaustive anatomical treatise but is expected to act as a quick, readily accessible manual and as a supplement to larger classical volumes
A Synopsis of Surgical Anatomy. JAMA. 1951;146(3):293. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670030071032
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