The Human Body in Health and Disease is designed as a short course covering the basics of human anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on the mechanisms of disease. The book includes basic concepts of anatomy and physiology, integrated disease-related information, clinical applications, and terminology all without excessive detail. It is written by an author team known for its clarity of presentation and outstanding illustration program.
For those planning a health sciences career and others interested in what makes the human body tick, this introductory text emphasizes the integrated nature of bodily functions and the patterns common to diseases. Study aids include clinical notes, sidebars on vocabulary, study outlines, concept check questions, generous color visuals, and a companion website. Appends weights and measures tables; normal physiological values; and word roots for, and a glossary of, medical terms. Martini is with the U. of Hawaii; his co- authors are Dr. Welch, his physician wife, and Bartholomew, a high school science teacher; illustrators Ober and Garrison are at Cornell U. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)