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February 5, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(6):167. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391310027009

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Dear Sir:  —I have before me the tenth edition of Gray's Anatomy opened at page 925, on which page is a plate representing a view from within the pelvis. This cut is given to illustrate the anatomy of hernia, and especially the relation of certain blood-vessels to the hernial openings. Let the reader now turn to this cut in his Gray, no matter what edition, although the page may not be the same as the one given. In looking at the cut it will be observed that the large artery and vein are designated: " Femoral Artery," "Femoral Vein." These names are printed on the vessels. The names are incorrect at this point on these vessels. The artery is the external iliac, the vein the external iliac vein. The names femoral artery and femoral vein are not given to these vessels until they pass beneath Poupart's ligament. This plate serves to

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