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The Human Skeleton

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674865853

Publication Date: 01/01/1985

343 pages

84 line illustrations, 62 halftones, 6 tables


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  • Part I. The Nature of Bone
    • 1. Basic Concepts
    • 2. Bone Structure
    • 3. Collagen and Calcification
    • 4. Bone Growth
    • 5. Bone as a Material
    • 6. Joints and Lubrication
  • Part II. The Function of Bones
    • 7. The Axial Skeleton
    • 8. Breathing
    • 9. The Upper Limb
    • 10. Manipulation
    • 11. The Lower Limb
    • 12. Walking
    • 13. The Skull
    • 14. Chewing
  • Part III. Interpreting Bones
    • 15. Age, Sex, Race, and Stature
    • 16. Trauma and Disease
    • 17. Reconstruction
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Credits
  • Index

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