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Atlas of Clinical Gross Anatomy, 1e

Atlas of Clinical Gross Anatomy, 1e
Author: Kenneth Moses - Pedro Nava - John Banks - Darrell
ISBN 13: 9780323037440
ISBN 10: 323037445
Edition: 1
Publisher: Mosby
Publication Date: 2005-04-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 524
List Price: $90.95

Responding to current trends in anatomy curricula, this innovative new resource covers surface and radiological anatomy and cutaneous and muscular innervations as well as gross anatomy. Outstandingly realistic three-dimensional photographs and illustrations, plus a consistent chapter organization, summary tables, and other user-friendly features, enhance readers' mastery of essential information. It provides students with a unique resource for use before, during and after lab work, in preparation for examinations, and later on as a primer for clinical work.

  • LARGE PHOTOS, typically just one per page, taken in such a way as to be as intuitive as possible: so, no more squinting over a small photo or wondering where on the live body the dissection image might relate to;

  • DIGITAL PHOTOSHOP TECHNIQUES used on some of the dissections to color enhance structures and thereby combine the best features of a photo atlas and an artwork atlas; so, no more puzzling over structures that are hard to distinguish from the background of the dissection, a criticism often levelled at photographic atlases;

  • Simple, non-parallel LEADER LINE LABELLING as opposed to matching numbers to a key at the bottom of the page: so, no need to spend time trying to find a number on a dissection, then matching it to a key at the bottom of the page;

  • SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED DISSECTIONS, all done to a uniformly high standard, all using cadavers that have been freshly dissected and prepared using low alcohol fixative: so, each dissection will look "fresh", not "washed out", while remaining intuitively easy to understand and reproduce in the dissection lab;

  • Navigational BODY REGION ICON on the top right hand corner of every double page spread: so, no more flicking back and forth trying to find a particular part of the body - no need even to consult the Contents pages or Index for navigation purposes;

    * Introductory overview text
    * Clinical correlations text
    * Surface anatomy illustration
    * Superficial dissection(s)
    * Muscle review table
    * Intermediate dissection(s)
    * Deep dissection(s)
    * Osteology & X-Ray
    * Each chapter follows the same pattern throughout so the reader will always know exactly what coverage to expect, and in which order;

  • Concise REVIEW TEXT including BOLD FACE TERMS and MNEMONICS: so, the student will be able to obtain a quick overview of the structures to be illustrated on the following pages and clarify any questions s/he may have about anatomic relationships;

  • Short CLINICAL CORRELATIONS text that bridges the gap between gross anatomy and clinical practice thereby enlivening the descriptive anatomy and relating it to real-life practice;

  • Photographic material which reflects not just the lab setting but also the PHYSICAL EXAM and SURGICAL INTERVENTIONS that students will encounter later on in clinical practice;

  • SURFACE ANATOMY for every structure with MUSCLES, major BONES and CUTANEOUS INNERVATION "ghosted" on to the surface: so, the student can learn to relate surface landmarks to underlying structures of clinical relevance;

  • SUMMARY TABLES for origin, insertion, innervation, action and blood supply of muscles: this is ideal for self-testing and review purposes, students have raved about this feature;

  • CROSS SECTIONS, X-RAYS, MRIs, CTs, ANGIOGRAMS, ENDOSCOPIC and LAPARASCOPIC VIEWS at the end of each chapter, to help the student (a) learn to identify structures as they will later appear during clinical practice and then, (b) when s/he starts to see these diagnostic techniques during clinical rotation, recognise where on the body the image relates to.

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Reviewer:Ming Xiaoming Zhang, PhD(University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description:The authors have created a human gross anatomy atlas that combines several different approaches. The atlas includes real cadaver dissection photographs with anatomical drawings, large full page illustrations with concise text descriptions, surface anatomy photographs with topographic (ghost) drawings, and anatomical dissections with X-ray/MRI images. This combination of approaches makes this atlas unique and very useful for those students who have limited access to cadaver dissection and clinical materials.
Purpose:The purpose is to provide an atlas for students in medical, dental, and related health sciences fields. The authors also hope this book will be a valuable resource for review by professionals teaching and practicing in the fields of healthcare and health sciences. The authors have attained their objectives.
Audience:The authors' plan was to create an atlas of clinical anatomy for students, residents, and practitioners in the fields of medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, chiropractic, occupational therapy, optometry, undergraduate anatomy, as well as physicians in surgery, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and psychiatry. This atlas will be useful for this broad range of specialties. The authors are experienced teachers of human anatomy and are highly qualified to author an atlas of human anatomy.
Features:The atlas has a unique approach to introduce human anatomy structures. It covers all the subjects of human anatomy except neuroanatomy. The combinations of photography with drawings, illustration with text, and basic anatomy with clinical imaging are its best features. The full page, large format photographs are of high quality throughout. The topographic drawing (ghost drawing) on photographs provide clearer views of anatomical layers and the relationship between anatomical layers. The real cadaver dissection photographs provide more images of anatomy to students. This is particularly helpful for undergraduate students who may have limited access to a cadaver dissection and the development of a three-dimensional view of human anatomy. The shortcoming of this atlas is its simplicity. Some of the photographs and drawings lack sufficient detail. The simplicity issue makes this book more useful for undergraduate studies and instruction than for medical school teaching. This does not rule out its usefulness for medical professionals as a source of reference or a means of review. Also, with the decreased time for human anatomy in new medical curricula, this book may find a niche.
Assessment:This is a high quality human anatomy atlas that will be useful for medical educators, health professions students, and health professionals. It provides unique views of human anatomy that are absent from other atlases in the textbook market. It is a valuable tool for teaching or reviewing anatomy. It may fall short in detail for some medical school anatomy courses, but students will like the straightforward approach to the 3-dimensional organization of the human body.