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February 26, 1982

Color Atlas of Head and Neck Anatomy

JAMA. 1982;247(8):1188. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03320330084044

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This is the second anatomic atlas to come out of the Department of Anatomy of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Like the first Color Atlas of Human Anatomy, by McMinn and Hutchings, it successfully combines the talents of a knowledgeable and experienced teacher of human anatomy with those of a master photographer, and the craftsmanship of a superb prosector.

This atlas is easy to handle (8×10 1/2 in) and contains 80 color photographs of the bones of the head, neck, and related regions, 135 dissections of soft tissue, and 11 radiographs. Most of the photographs are life size and of excellent quality. Numbers, instead of the usual distracting leader lines, are superimposed on all the pictures and are accompanied by easy-to-read keys. Additionally, many of the photographs have extensive explanatory footnotes of both a technical and clinical nature.

The atlas is divided into the following sections: the skull,