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From The CriticsReviewer: Michael F. Dauzvardis, PhD(Loyola University Medical Center)
Description: This is the second edition of a book that includes over 250 color photos/illustrations depicting the human form and the underlying internal anatomy.
Purpose: A thorough understanding of surface anatomy is paramount to the proper diagnosis and care of patients. This book strives and succeeds in educating the clinician on the subtleties of anatomic surface projections as they apply to dynamic human morphology.
Audience: The book, designed primarily for medical and paramedical practitioners, will also prove a useful reference for athletes, coaches, choreographers, and artists. The authors have strong backgrounds in clinical anatomy and photography, and have compiled a credible and useful text.
Features: The illustrations, a collection of x-rays or drawings superimposed onto photos of human subjects of varying age and constitution, are exquisite as reference tools. Coupled with a concise, yet lucid text and a well constructed index, the illustrations serve as a ready reference for surgical landmarks, auscultation points, and sites of injection.
Assessment: This book practically legitimizes the study of phrenology, extrapolating its doctrines to include the entire body. Lumps, bumps, and creases all take on new significance as underlying organs, muscles, and bones are all projected onto the static and dynamic human form. Equally refreshing is the fact that the depicted form is often imperfect, aged, or slightly corpulent; clinicians rarely administer to the "Schwarzenegers" of society. This book is probably the most complete work to date dealing with anatomic surface projections and thus earns the right to reside in the library of any serious clinician or student of human form and function.