The skeletal system / Evelyn Kelly.

  • Kelly, Evelyn B.
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About this work


Examines the role and function of the human skeletal system.


Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2004.

Physical description

xviii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.



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.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    Medical Collection
    WE101 2004K29s
    Open shelves

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