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September 1954

Anatomy for Surgeons: Volume 1; The Head and Neck.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1954;60(3):393. doi:10.1001/archotol.1954.00720010402017

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This book is presented in a most agreeable manner. The author indicates in his preface that the intent is to describe and interpret the anatomic facts and concepts which should be useful to the surgeon. It is presented in simple, readable language and illustrated profusely with many pen-and-ink drawings to emphasize the text. In each subdivision surgical procedures plus the associated clinical problems are amply presented, so that in addition to being a book on anatomy, it is actually a clinicoanatomic presentation of extreme value to the surgeon. Many anomalies and abnormalities are clearly presented in both the text and illustrations. The book has the advantage of having coordinated in its production a large group of collaborators from the staff of the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic.

Chapter 1 deals with the cranium. The various structures, organs, nerves, arteries, and veins are described thoroughly, and also the many

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