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November 6, 1909

Text-Book of Surgical Anatomy.

JAMA. 1909;LIII(19):1586. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02550190062029

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Campbell has translated isolated and consequently dry anatomical facts into their clinical values and thus gives them a vital interest to the teacher and to the student. The medical student receives the most benefit from that teacher who realizes that, regardless of their purely scientific value, some anatomical facts are of great importance while others are comparatively unimportant. The test of the value of the anatomical fact is its application to clinical conditions. As Campbell says, "A fact that can be utilized is a fact that will survive." There is throughout the volume an earnest effort to present facts as graphically as possible, either by illustrations or by concise tabulation of data. Liberal use is made of photographs, especially in illustrating fractures, the outlines of the bones concerned being drawn on the photograph. The book is copiously illustrated and is well printed on an excellent quality of paper. Especially commendable

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