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Clinical surface anatomy
Backhouse, Kenneth M.
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A color atlas of surface anatomy : clinical and applied.
Second edition.
Publication Information:
London : Mosby Wolfe, 1998.
Physical Description:
vi, 138 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
First ed. titled: A color atlas of surface anatomy : clinical and applied (Baltimore : Williams & Wilkins, c1986).

Includes index.
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QM531 .B23 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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This second edition of this highly popular color atlas includes clear photographs highlighting surface features and the position of the underlying anatomy. Clearly labeled structures are now integrated with high-quality color illustrations. Concise text clearly describes surface anatomy and emphasizes clinical relevance.

High-quality color photographs highlight the surface features and position of the underlying anatomy. Fifty new photographs feature better muscle illustration. Careful labeling of images aids identification of surface features.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
The Skin Surface Contours Bone and Muscle Proportions of the Body
2 The Head
Examinations of Bony Point
The Temporomandibular Joint Muscles of Mastication
The Nose
The Eye Intrinsic Muscles of the Eye
The Extraocular Muscles
The External Ear
The Muscles of Facial Expression
The Cranial Nerves Blood Supply of the Face and Head
The Salivary Glands
3 The Neck
Cervical Nerves
The Great Arteries of the Neck
The Great Veins of the Neck
Central Venous Catherization Lymphatics of the Head and Neck
The Submandibular Region
The Larynx
The Thyroid Gland
4 Shoulder Girdle and Arm
Muscles Controlling the Shoulder Girdle Muscles Acting over the Shoulder Girdle and Joint Muscles Acting over the Shoulder Joint
The Bones of the Elbow and Forearm Muscles of the Upper Arm
The Forearm Movements at the Wrist Muscles on the Front of the Forearm Muscles on the Back of the Forearm
5 The Hand
Bony Features of the Carpus and Hand
Hand Functions Movements of the Fingers Muscles Controlling the Digits
6 Vessels and Nerves of the Arm and Hand
The Vessels The Nerves
7 The Back
Movement of the Back
8 The Thorax, The Thoracic Wall
The Breast Surface Representation on the Chest Wall
The Pleura and the Lungs
The Heart Clinical Examination of the Heart Other Thoracic Structures
9 The Abdomen
The Abdominal Walls Nerves of the Thoracic and Abdominal Walls
Blood Vessels of the Thoracic and Abdominal Walls
Superficial Features of the Anterior Abdominal Wall
The Viscera The Great Vessels
10 The Legs
Bony Landmarks Around the Hip Bony Points Around the Knee Knee Joints Muscles Acting Over the Knee Joint Bony Features of the Ankle and Foot
Movements of the Ankle and Foot Muscles Acting Over the Knee and Ankle Muscles Acting Over the Ankle and Foot
The Nerves of the Legs
The Arteries of the Leg
The Veins of the Leg