A Directory For The Dissection Of The Human Body

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byJohn Cleland

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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. 1876. 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 splenius, and sometimes even a portion of the complexes is visible internal to 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 up on the scalp; and nearer the middle line a small branch from the third cervical nerve is to be found; while, further out, along the posterior border of the sternomastoid, 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 occipito-frontalis 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 subcutaneous fat, and its free movement on the pericranium underneath. By dissecting close t...

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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. 1876. 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...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021766489X

ISBN - 13:9780217664899

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