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September 1974

Color Anatomy and Kinesiology of the Hand.

Author Affiliations

Ann Arbor, Mich

Arch Surg. 1974;109(3):459-460. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01360030111036

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The essence of this book is the 120 color plates (one third of them of bones) displaying the anatomy of the forearm and hand in dissected fresh human hands. Dr. Motamed dissected 120 fresh and 60 cadaver hands, took color photographs of some, and wrote the accompanying text.

The first 40 pages of this 145-page monograph relate to the bones of the forearm and hand and how they articulate. Then there are 23 pages on the forearm and hand muscles; this to me is the heart of the book. This is the only chapter where the author really shares with us some of his 180 hand and arm dissections by describing variations of the muscles. For example, in 16 of 120 fresh specimen dissections, the flexor digitorum superficialis muscle to the little finger was absent. The photography is good, and I like the light blue background. neurovascular system and then

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