A Directory for the Dissection of the Human Body by John ClelandA Directory for the Dissection of the Human Body by John Cleland

A Directory for the Dissection of the Human Body

byJohn Cleland

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881. Excerpt: ... DISSECTION OF THE HEAD AND NECK. 1. Scalp and Back of the Neck.--The subject being placed with the face downwards, and a block put under the chest, let an incision be made from the seventh cervical spine to the vertex of the head, and let two others be made respectively from the ear and from the tip of the shoulder, to meet the first incision at its upper and lower extremities. On reflection of the flap of integument thus marked out, there will be brought into view, in the neck, principally portions of two muscles, viz., the cervical part of the trapezius, with cutaneous branches of the posterior divisions of the third, fourth, and fifth cervical nerves on its surface, and, external to it, the posterior part of the cranial attachment of the sterno-mastoid; while between the two is a small and variable extent of the sphnins, a broad muscle with fibres directed upwards and outwards; and sometimes even a portion of the complexus is visible internal to the cranial attachment of the splenius. Piercing the upper part of the complexus and trapezius is the great occipital nerve, derived from the posterior division of the second cervical; and external to it the occipital artery, a branch of the external carotid: these are both to be traced upwards on the scalp. Nearer the middle line a small branch from the third cervical nerve is to be found; while farther out, along the posterior border of the sterno-mastoid, the small occipital nerve, a branch of the cervical plexus, will be seen ascending. Beneath these structures is the posterior fleshy belly or occipital part of the occipitofrontalis attached to the superior curved line below, and ending above in its aponeurosis, which is likewise to be brought into view, so as to show its close connection with the subcutane...
Title:A Directory for the Dissection of the Human BodyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217160328

ISBN - 13:9780217160322

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