This concise and attractive volume is the work of Dr VanDamme, who is a surgeon and anatomist in Louvain, Belgium, and his associate, Dr Bonte, who is Director of the Vesalius Institute for Anatomy, Louvain. The material is presented in five parts directed to the major arterial vessels. The first three parts about the celiac, superior, and inferior mesenteric arteries are followed by Part Four dealing with the paracolic arcade and the collateral circulation. Part Five, entitled "Practical Considerations," deals with a number of important anatomical considerations related to operative procedures. The nomenclature used is predominantly American and familiar to surgeons, with additional French terms and nomina anatomica of Latin derivation where appropriate.
The work represents 156 abdominal preparations investigated by means of arteriography, corrosion, and dissection. The dissection photographs are accompanied by detailed line drawings on excellent glossy paper. Anatomical variations for each region are described from the perspective