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June 28, 1965

Descriptive Atlas of Surgical Anatomy

JAMA. 1965;192(13):1174. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080260062027

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Manual of Surgical Anatomy. By Sir John Bruce, Robert Walmsley, and James A. Ross. 562 pp, 249 illus. $14.50. Williams & Wilkins Co., 428 E Preston St, Baltimore 2, 1964

Two well-written and nicely illustrated manuals of surgical anatomy have recently become available. Both should prove valuable, not only to the senior medical student about to observe for the first time various operative exposures and dissections, but also to interns, residents, and practicing surgeons who, prior to a not entirely familiar surgical exercise, wish to renew their acquaintance with the integrated regional anatomy of the part in question.

These two volumes, apparently by pure chance, complement one another to an unusual degree. (One is essentially a fifth revision and the other, a first edition.) Where one is a more detailed and illustrated surgical atlas, the other tends to emphasize the clinical aspects of anatomy in general.

In the Atlas of

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