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Unpublished paper, 'On the topographical anatomy of the abdominal visceral, especially the gastro-intestinal canal' by Christopher Addison

Reference number: AP/74/1

Date: 1898

Description

This paper embodies the results of an enquiry into the topographical anatomy of the abdominal viscera in man. The work falls into two main parts. First, that dealing with the relations of the viscera to the surface of the body; and, second, that dealing with the relations of the viscera to one another. With regard to the first part: It is to be remarked that the methods of mapping out the abdomen at present in general use are open to certain objections; for the reasons that the lines used to divide the abdomen transversely are drawn at variable distances from one another, the variation not being determined by the dimensions of the body; that the points between which the upper transverse abdominal line is drawn are very variable in their level, so that in some cases the transverse lines come very near together leaving a large part of the abdomen above them not mapped out; in other cases the lines may be far apart; and, moreover, the points between which the upper transverse line is to be drawn are not always easily determined, and it happens that in many cases the line, if drawn correctly, is not horizontal.

Annotations in pencil and ink throughout.

Subject: Anatomy / Gastroenterology

Received 4 October 1898. Read 8 December 1898. Communicated by Alexander Macalister.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 64 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the topographical anatomy of the abdominal viscera, especially the gastro-intestinal canal in man'.

A version of this paper was published by Addison in the Journal of Anatomy and Physiology [later Journal of Anatomy]: Addison, Christopher. 'On the Topographical Anatomy of Abdominal Viscera in Man, especially the Gastro-Intestinal Canal.' The Journal of Anatomy, volume 33, number 4 (1899), pp. 565-586.

Reference number
AP/74/1
Earliest possible date
1898
Physical description
Ink and graphite pencil on paper
Page extent
145 pages
Format
Typescript

Creator name

Christopher; 1st Viscount Addison Addison

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Christopher; 1st Viscount Addison Addison, Unpublished paper, 'On the topographical anatomy of the abdominal visceral, especially the gastro-intestinal canal' by Christopher Addison, 1898, AP/74/1, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_74_1/unpublished-paper-on-the-topographical-anatomy-of-the-abdominal-visceral-especially-the-gastro-intestinal-canal-by-christopher-addison, accessed on 21 July 2024

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