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March 23, 1957

Concise Anatomy

JAMA. 1957;163(12):1093. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970470091022

The second edition of this book follows the same plan as the first in devoting a preliminary section of 102 pages to general anatomic information and the remaining 373 to specific descriptions of the extremities, the head, the neck and trunk, and the viscera. There is an abundance of well-labeled illustrations, and the text is printed with two columns to the page. These features will be appreciated by students. To the purely anatomic material, the author has added interesting items from physiology and pathology under the heading "Applied Anatomy" at the end of each chapter. This means touching at times on some large and controversial subjects and undertaking the formidable task of formulating statements both brief and accurate. In this the author has been remarkably successful, except, perhaps, on page 3, where one finds the surprising statement that the gastrointestinal tract of a person of the pyknic type usually manifests

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