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Preface to the Fourteenth Edition, xiii Preface to the First Edition, xv Acknowledgements to the Fourteenth Edition, xvii Acknowledgements to the First Edition, xix About the Companion Website, xx Part 1: The Thorax Introduction, 3 Surface anatomy and surface markings, 3 The thoracic cage, 7 The lower respiratory tract, 20 The mediastinum, 30 On the examination of a chest radiograph, 54 Part 2: The Abdomen and Pelvis Surface anatomy and surface markings, 59 The fasciae and muscles of the abdominal wall, 62 Peritoneal cavity, 70 The gastrointestinal tract, 75 The gastrointestinal adnexae: liver, gall bladder and its ducts,pancreas and spleen, 97 The urinary tract, 110 The male genital organs, 121 The bony and ligamentous pelvis, 129 The muscles of the pelvic floor and perineum, 138 The female genital organs, 142 The posterior abdominal wall, 155 Computed axial tomography, 161 Part 3: The Upper Limb Surface anatomy and surface markings of the upper limb, 165 The bones and joints of the upper limb, 170 Three important zones of the upper limb: the axilla,the cubital fossa and the carpal tunnel, 189 The arteries of the upper limb, 192 The brachial plexus, 193 The course and distribution of the principal nerves of the upper limb, 197 Compartments of the upper limb, 201 The female breast, 202 The anatomy of upper limb deformities, 206 The spaces of the hand, 210 Part 4: The Lower Limb Surface anatomy and surface markings of the lower limb, 217 The bones and joints of the lower limb, 227 Three important zones of the lower limb: the femoral triangle,adductor canal and popliteal fossa, 251 The arteries of the lower limb, 258 The veins of the lower limb, 261 The course and distribution of the principal nerves of the lower limb, 264 Compartments of the lower limb, 271 Part 5: The Head and Neck Surface anatomy of the neck, 277 The thyroid gland, 282 The parathyroid glands, 286 The palate, 288 The tongue and floor of the mouth, 291 The pharynx, 296 The larynx, 303 The salivary glands, 309 The major arteries of the head and neck, 313 The veins of the head and neck, 321 The lymph nodes of the neck, 327 The cervical sympathetic trunk, 329 The branchial system and its derivatives, 330 Surface anatomy and surface markings of the head, 331 The scalp, 333 The skull, 334 The paranasal sinuses (accessory nasal sinuses), 340 The mandible, 344 The vertebral column, 347 Part 6: The Nervous System Introduction, 357 The brain, 357 The spinal cord, 381 The cranial nerves, 388 The special senses, 406 The autonomic nervous system, 417 Glossary of eponyms, 427 Index, 433

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THE AUTHORS HAROLD ELLIS, Clinical Anatomist, King's College London and Emeritus Professor of Surgery VISHY MAHADEVAN, Professor of Surgical Anatomy, Royal College of Surgeons of England


"Clinical Anatomy makes the perfect compendium to read and recap, as well as to return to revisit one's own learning ... a must-have anatomy book for students of all clinical healthcare professions." - Journal of Perioperative Practice

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