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The skeletal system

The skeletal system

Author: Evelyn B Kelly
Publisher: Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2004.
Series: Human body systems (Westport, Conn.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Examines the role and function of the human skeletal system.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kelly, Evelyn B.
Skeletal system.
Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2004
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evelyn B Kelly
ISBN: 0313325219 9780313325212 0313331197 9780313331190
OCLC Number: 53971900
Description: xviii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Functions of the skeletal system --
Bones of the central skeleton: the axial system --
Bones of the limbs: the appendicular system --
Joints, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage --
Bone growth and renewal --
The embryology of the skeletal system --
The ancient world: bones and the beginnings of orthopedics --
The rise of Christianity through the Dark Ages: bones, religion, and superstition --
The Renaissance: the skeletal system as anatomy text --
The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: the rise of orthopedics --
The nineteenth century: orthopedics as a speciality --
The twentieth century: bones, research, and advancing technology --
The twenty-first century and beyond: a new world of bones --
The injury-plagued skeleton --
Diseases and disorders of the joints --
Feet, hands, and backs --
Diseases and disorders of bones --
Genetic and congenital disorders.
Series Title: Human body systems (Westport, Conn.)
Responsibility: Evelyn Kelly.


Beginning with an exploration of the various bones in our bodies, this volume of the Encyclopedia of the Human Body discusses the parts of the skeletal system and how they work together to provide  Read more...


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