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June 26, 1981

Clinically Oriented Anatomy

JAMA. 1981;245(24):2534. doi:10.1001/jama.1981.03310490052034

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This text is written expressly for the medical student studying anatomy for the first time. Using the regional approach and diagrams and illustrations from the late Professor Grant's publications, Moore's book maintains a logical and pedagogically beneficial continuity.

A clinical justification for the massive effort of the study of anatomy is fulfilled by many of the clinically oriented comments. They relate the anatomy to a variety of circumstances that might arise in a clinical setting and are interspersed frequently among anatomic considerations of each region (chapter). These comments are set off by a light gray color and are from one to five paragraphs in length. It is presumed the student's interest is maintained and an awareness of the clinical significance of the anatomy heightened. There is no doubt that the comments clarify the anatomy for the clinician. At the end of each chapter, several cases are presented which correlate patient-oriented