ANATOMY describes the structure and organization of living beings.
Special Anatomy treats of the weight, size, shape, color, etc.,
of each organ separately.
General Anatomy investigates the tissues or structures from which organs are formed.
Surgical Anatomy or Regional Anatomy considers the relations of organs to one another.
Physiological Anatomy treats of the uses or functions of organs in health.
Pathological Anatomy describes the alterations made upon different organs by disease.
We shall here introduce a very brief compendium only of Special Anatomy.
It is of great consequence that every person should have some knowledge
of anatomy and physiology. Self-knowledge ought to extend to the body as
well as the mind. To know one's self, physically, is to gain a new
insight into that wonderfully skilful adjustment of means to ends which
is never absent from the works of Goal Without this knowledge, one
cannot know how to take care of the health; and without health, life
loses most of its value.
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