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This work is a comprehensive exposition of the history of the embryologic development and the descriptive and surgical anatomy of the celiac axis. Not content with describing the normal and usual course and the relations of the celiac group of vessels, the author has in addition elaborately and carefully investigated, examined and recorded their many anomalies and unusual arrangements. As the most important branch of the celiac axis, the hepatic artery is given special attention, the major part of the work being given over to the description of this vessel and its branches. The best methods of approaching and ligating the gestric, hepatic and [ill] arteries are also fully described. The illustrations are good, many being original.
The author points out that a full knowledge, not only of the usual, but also less common anatomy of the branches of the celiac axis is essential to the surgeon, who may at
Essai sur l'Anatomie et, la Médecine Opératoire du Tronc Cœliaque et de ses Branches; de [ill] Hépatique en Particulier. JAMA. 1912;LIX(10):822. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270090066027
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