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September 13, 1902

A Manual of Practical Anatomy.

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By the Late Professor A fred W. Hughes, M.B., M.C., Edin., F.R.C.S. Edin., F.R.C.S. Eng., Professor of Anatomy, King's College. Edited and Completed by Arthur Keight, M.D. Aberd., F.R.C.S. Eng., Lecturer on Anatomy London Hospital Medical College. In Three Parts. Part II. The Abdomen and Thorax. Illustrated by 4 Colored Plates and 151 'Figures in the Text. Cloth. Pp.308. Price, $300. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co. 1902.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(11):649. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480370057023

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The second part of this manual deals with the anatomy of the abdomen and thorax. It contains four colored plates and one hundred and fifty-one figures in the text. Most of the latter are copied from other text-books on anatomy. Throughout the book very little reference is made to fetal remains. On page 83 the appendix is said to have an average length of from four to seven inches. This is much too long, at least according to the experience of American surgeons and anatomists. The supports of the kidneys are well elucidated, and Figs. 178 and 179 show very clearly the anatomic relations and the supports themselves. Hardly enough emphasis is placed on the relation of the axis of the uterus to that of the vagina. In the thorax the importance of landmarks are pointed out, but are not well illustrated. Part II throughout is rather condensed considering the

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