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Potter's Compend of Human Anatomy (Classic Reprint).

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Pages: 458

Language: English

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Forgotten Books (27 Sept. 2015)

By: Samuel O. L. Potter (Author)

Excerpt from Potter's Compend of Human Anatomy

After many years of wandering in the embryological minutiae of 'transcendental anatomy,' it has at last become apparent to most teachers and examiners in anatomy that the only kind of anatomy that could be of any practical value to a physician or surgeon, as such, is the anatomy that can be actually seen and handled. Consequently in this text, details of embryology, histology, and physiology have been largely left to the textbooks dealing with those subjects, in order that gross human anatomy might be the more thoroughly explained.

While all of 'the recognized authorities' and the publications of the various anatomical associations have been freely consulted, these descriptions have been based entirely on the actual facts to be found in the human body and are not dominated by any one single authority. The many new discoveries and the changes in teaching methods that have been made in recent years, have made it necessary to make so many additions and changes in the text that the entire work had to be rewritten. Parts of the nomenclature of the German Anatomical Society are now being used so universally, that it became necessary to include it, in its entirety, in the Latin form. However, since comparative anatomy has been almost entirely ignored in the B. N. A., and as so many of its terms are not only inconsistent but also evidence personality rather than broad anatomical principles, it seems certain that it still requires much revision if it is to endure: therefore while the B. N. A. terms are given in the Latin form, only such of them as seem entitled to survival are given in the English form in preference to the older regular terms.

It is confidently hoped that the student will find these descriptions not only accurate and up-to-date, but intelligible as well.

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