Thanks are due to Professors Jean Pierre Lassau, Vincent Delmas, Claude Gillot, Genvieve Hidden, and Drs.Odile Plaisant, Patrice le Floch-Prigent, and Madame Michelle Ledroux of the Anatomy Institute, UFR Biomédicale, University René Descartes of the Academy of Paris, and to Professor Luciano Poitevin of the University of Buenos Aires for generous help and the opportunity to study and to do dissections at those Universities. The Countway Medical Library and the Boston Library of Medicine in the Countway Library are thanked, as are Dr. Elof Eriksson and Dr. David Sugarbaker of the Brigham and Womens’ Hospital for use of their facilities, and Ms. Mary Gillan for her kind help in preparing the manuscript.
1 Funding for the author’s anatomical studies in this review was from Harvard University; l’ Institut d’Anatomie; Academie de Paris, Université René Descartes, U.F.R. Biomédicale; the Departments of Anatomy and Orthopedics and the Hospital Peña at the University of Buenos Aires; and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
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