Structure and Function as seen in the Foot


PROF. WOOD JONES is a distinguished member of a long line of British anatomists who, from the time of John Hunter, have refused to limit their activities to the dissecting room and to circumscribe their work within the confines dictated by the supposed immediate requirements of surgery. The line includes Owen, Turner, Humphry, Flower, Cunningham, Elliot Smith and, fortunately still with us, Sir Arthur Keith, and Profs. Arthur Robinson, T. H. Bryce and J. T. Wilson. All these professed human anatomy but all were also excellent comparative anatomists, neurologists or embryologists, and the influence of their wide interests on the advance of anatomical knowledge is not adequately realized. Prof. Wood Jones, in continuing this great tradition, has made significant contributions to mammalian comparative anatomy and, in his publications, he has shown great skill in presenting the detail of human anatomy against a background of mammalian structure which enables one to separate most revealingly those human characteristics that can be regarded as primitive from those that are specialized.

Structure and Function as seen in the Foot

By Prof. Frederic Wood Jones. Pp. iv + 329. (London: Baillière, Tindall and Cox, 1944.) 25s.

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BOYD, J. Structure and Function as seen in the Foot. Nature 154, 253–254 (1944) doi:10.1038/154253a0

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