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October 15, 1982

Anatomy for Surgeons, vol 3: The Back and Limbs

JAMA. 1982;248(15):1910. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330150084040

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As a subject, anatomy does not lend itself to casual involvement by the reader. Studying anatomy, although perhaps pleasant, is work requiring concentration, memorization, organization of material, and then relation of this material to the problem at hand. Anatomy for Surgeons offers the physician who uses anatomy for patient care an additional learning source that differs somewhat from the standard anatomy text. Certainly, the anatomy is present in this work as in others, but the author skews the material to relate it to surgical practice by introducing related physiology, by incorporating information from articles on anatomy that are relevant to surgical practice, and by explaining the anatomic basis of surgical treatment methods.

This volume contains a section on general considerations, treating bone, cartilage, muscle, tendon, nerve, and skin as tissues, and reviews the current concepts on growth and repair. This general section also presents the structure of vessels and joints.