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This outline conforms in its general plan with corresponding outlines on other subjects. It will be of use chiefly to those who already have a fair knowledge of the subject, but for such it should be useful as a means of quick review.
Certain statements in the outline are open to criticism. In places clarity and precise accuracy have been sacrificed for brevity. Thus, the description of the reflection of the pericardium onto the chest wall (page 6, A.1.) appears misleading anatomically. The "obliterated ductus arteriosus extends from the pulmonary artery to the arch of the aorta" opposite rather than
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Thoracic Surgery.. Ann Intern Med. 1942;17:368. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-2-368_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(2):368.
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