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March 15, 1958

Essentials of Human Anatomy

JAMA. 1958;166(11):1400. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990110136026

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This newest textbook of gross human anatomy is characterized by an integrated systematic presentation of the subject under regional headings. Within each region the order of presentation is from superficial to deep, corresponding to dissection procedure. Specific sections on neuroanatomy, embryology, and special senses are not included as detached entities, but the subject matter is included where appropriate in the regions considered. This is a comparatively concise anatomy textbook, yet, as the title indicates, it covers the essentials of human anatomy. The introductory chapter presents the basic concepts of the systems of the body, and succeeding chapters are devoted to the upper limbs, head and neck, back, chest, abdomen, perineum, pelvis, and lower limbs. This arrangement permits the efficient use of this text for almost any variety of dissection sequence. The presentation of variations has been limited to those most frequently encountered, vascular variations being given most attention. The nomenclature

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