Chapter 1 - Anatomy
Anatomy
Structure of the body
Chemical Properties of the Body
Physical Properties of the Body
Vital Properties of the Body
The Human Skeleton - Diagram
Anatomy of the Bones
Bones of the Head
Bones of the Trunk
Bones of the Upper Extremities
Bones of the Lower Extremities
The joints
Uses of the Bones
The Muscles
The Muscles - Front Diagram
The Muscles - Back Diagram
The Teeth
Uses of the Teeth
Digestive Organs
Urinary System
Respiratory Organs
Organs of Circulation
Absorbent Vessels
Organs of Secretion
Vocal Organs
The Skin
The Nervous System
Organs of Sight
Organs of Hearing

1.1 Anatomy

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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