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While anatomy should not be studied "superficially," yet superficial or topographic anatomy can not be too deeply graven into the brain of the student and practitioner; indeed, the more attention paid to superficial anatomy, the " landmarks," as Holden termed them, become more clearly visible, the diagnosis is more easily made, and error is farther removed.
The student, and as well the surgeon, will find his knowledge increased and his hand steadied by the careful perusal of this appendix to Quain's well-known elements of anatomy, prior to making a new dissection or undertaking a new operation.
Quain's Elements of Anatomy.. JAMA. 1896;XXVII(3):166. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430810050017
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