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November 1973

Applied Surgical Anatomy.

Arch Intern Med. 1973;132(5):779-780. doi:10.1001/archinte.1973.03650110111040

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This Applied Surgical Anatomy is made up of 18 chapters divided into seven major parts: head and neck, thorax, central nervous system, upper limb, abdomen, pelvis, and lower limb. It is printed on 5¾ × 9-inch pages containing 145 figures and 18 plates. Illustrations consist of drawings and photographs. A portion of the plates are colored. Bibliographical references are omitted.

The author states that his aim was to produce a book that would present the fundamental aspects of anatomy in an interesting manner and relate them to clinical situations with overall application to medicine. An attempt has been made to eliminate irrelevant material. Only basic essentials of normal anatomy are presented. These are related to numerous pathological conditions. While reference is made to surgical treatment, no detailed surgical approaches are described. The text is well arranged for easy reference. It is basic and brief; it should serve as a ready

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