Head and neck muscles

Head and neck muscles

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Credit: MEHAU KULYK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Head and neck muscles. Historical anatomical artwork of the muscles of the human head and neck, seen from the front. The specimen has been dissected to two different levels. At left, the dissection shows the intermediate muscles of the head and the superficial muscles of the neck. At right, the deep muscle layer has been revealed after the removal of the zygomatic arch (rear part of the cheek bone) and the jaw muscle and sternomastoid neck muscle. Artwork from the 19th- century book Atlas of Anatomy, by Bourgery and Jacob. This book, which took over 20 years to complete, was published in France in 8 volumes from 1831 to 1854. It contained 726 colour plates covering both anatomy and surgical techniques.

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