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March 16, 1957

An Atlas Illustrating the Topographical Anatomy of the Head, Neck, and Trunk

JAMA. 1957;163(11):995. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970460085028

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This atlas consists of detached plates of life-size horizontal sections through the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis, with lifesize reconstructions indicating the levels of the slabs. These plates are enclosed in a portfolio designed to facilitate removal of individual figures for study or demonstration. The reprinting of this unaltered version comes 39 years after the first edition. Although the plates are clear and the labels are easy to read, the finer detail, often desired, is lacking. Although there is no accompanying text, the cross sectional anatomy presented is as representative of the normal as any single specimen, frozen and sawed, can be. No attempt has been made to indicate the range of variation that is essential to the characterization of normal topographic anatomy.

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