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December 5, 1903

Huntington's Abdominal Anatomy. The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity Considered from the Standpoint of Development and Comparative Anatomy.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(23):1424. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490420046022

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In this work the author says: "An attempt has been made to emphasize the value of embryology and comparative anatomy in elucidating the difficult and often complicated morphologic problems encountered in the study of human adult anatomy." The first chapter, or introduction, contains a concise statement of the main facts of vertebrate embryology in so far as they relate to the abdominal cavity and its contents. The work is then subdivided into four parts: "Anatomy of the Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity, Comparative Anatomy of Foregut and Stomach"; "Anatomy of the Peritoneum in the Supracolic Compartment of the Abdomen"; "Large and Small Intestine, Ileocolic Junction and Cecum"; "Morphology of the Human Cecum and Vermiform Appendix." Of course, no attempt is made to cover the entire subject of comparative anatomy, but such examples are considered as may lead to a clearer and better understanding of the human adult form. The author shows

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