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May 24, 1952

Callander's Surgical Anatomy

JAMA. 1952;149(4):405. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930210089036

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This most recent edition of a well-known book should be received enthusiastically by medical students as well as accomplished surgeons. The book was originally planned with the definite idea of suggesting the paths of surgical approach to the pathological process to be removed or corrected. The new coauthors have faithfully adhered to this program in the old chapters as well as in new additions. The chapter on the thoracic cavity is a new, masterly presentation of a subject that has been attracting much attention in the last decade. The chapter on the abdominal cavity has been rewritten to include portacaval anastomosis and many valuable details pertaining to gallbladder surgery, such as variations in the origin of the cystic artery.

Some old illustrations have been completely omitted or replaced by new ones from the senior author's "Atlas of Human Anatomy." The elimination of figure 316 of the first edition, which shows

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