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July 15, 1911


JAMA. 1911;LVII(3):222-223. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260070226019

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SATURDAY, JULY 15, 1911 

THE PECTINEUS MUSCLE IN GREEK SCULPTURE  It is well known that the Greek sculptor's knowledge of anatomy was not based on scientific dissection, but on the daily observation of hundreds of nude athletes exercising in the palæstra—a vast advantage over the ways of the modern artist who depends on his model or his teacher of anatomy for his knowledge, and never sees the nude figure in action, but only in repose.Those who heard or read Sir Clifford Allbutt's interesting address on "The Historical Relations of Medicine and Surgery"1 at the St. Louis Exposition in 1904 may remember that he emphasized a certain muscle in the groin, originally noted by the distinguished archeologist, Professor Charles Waldstein, which was known to