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February 12, 1910

Lehrbuch der topographischen Anatomie für Studierende und Aerzte.

JAMA. 1910;LIV(7):563. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550330061024

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While not intended as a complete atlas of human anatomy, this book abundantly fulfils the purpose expressed in the title. It contains a large number of carefully selected illustrations, most of which are original and many in colors. They are scarcely inferior to, if not quite the equal of those in, Spalteholz' Atlas. In studying the location of the heart in the living subject, the new method of orthodiagraphy, or outlining the organ by a specially adapted Roentgen apparatus, is briefly discussed and its results compared with those of other methods. Variations, physiologic and pathologic, and anomalies are given due importance or properly emphasized. Figure 191 shows the position and relations of cervical ribs, which are considered in the text, and Figure 363 is from a case of "situs inversus totalis thoracic et abdominis." Among Americans from whose works illustrations have been selected are the names of Piersol, Mall and

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