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August 11, 1951

Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist

JAMA. 1951;146(15):1455. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670150089035

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Abstract

In this manual, written to help art students accurately see and draw the human body, Mr. Peck has presented the anatomy of bone, muscle, and surface tissues with remarkable clarity and accuracy. Thoroughly trained in the dissecting room and at the operating table, he has prepared superb anatomic drawings that would do credit to any medical atlas. These are accompanied by diagrammatic sketches that explain, simplify, and augment the more detailed drawings and show the student how to convert anatomic fact into design. Integrated with the illustrations are concise descriptions of the parts under consideration in which technical nomenclature is explained in simple language. Extensive tables of muscle origin and insertion are included. Special features of the book are chapters on body proportion, facial expression, types of human physique, and variations in anatomy with age, sex, and race. Numerous photographs of living models are presented to illustrate surface landmarks, proportion,

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