It didn’t take long for students around the world to realize that anatomy texts just don’t get any better than Gray’s Anatomy for Students. Only in its 2nd edition, this already popular, clinically focused reference has moved far ahead of the competition and is highly recommended by anyone who uses it. A team of authors with a wealth of diverse teaching and clinical experience has updated and revised this new edition to efficiently cover what you’re learning in contemporary anatomy classes. An improved format, updated clinical material, and remarkable artwork by renowned illustrators Richard Tibbitts and Paul Richardson make anatomy easier than ever for you to master. Unique coverage of surface anatomy, correlative diagnostic images, and clinical case studies demonstrate practical applications of anatomical concepts. And, an international advisory board, comprised of more than 100 instructors, ensures that the material is accurate, up to date, and easy to use. To further enhance your learning experience, you’ll have access to the entire book online, with additional content, interactive exercises, and more.
• Offers the complete contents of the book online as well as additional material, interactive exercises, and much more, at www.studentconsult.com, giving you anywhere, anytime access to the information you need.
• Uses more than 1,000 innovative original illustrations— by renowned illustrators Richard Tibbitts and Paul Richardson—to capture anatomical features with unrivalled clarity, and makes body structures easy to locate and remember from one illustration to another through consistent use of color.
• Includes over 300 clinical photographs, including radiological images depicting surface anatomy and common clinical applications of anatomic knowledge.
• Presents an organization by body region that parallels the approach used in most of today’s anatomy courses.
• Features conceptual overviews summarizing each body region's component parts, functions, and relationship to other bodily organs.
• Uses clinical cases to underscore the real-life relevance of the material.
• Promotes further learning with other fine ancillaries from Gray’s, including Gray’s Atlas of Anatomy, Dorland’s/Gray’s Pocket Atlas of Anatomy, Gray’s Dissection Guide for Human Anatomy, and Gray’s Anatomy for Students Flash Cards.
• Features a rewritten abdomen section for greater clarity.
• Provides updates and revisions to clinical material to provide you with the absolute latest knowledge in the field.
• Includes expanded discussions of cranial nerves for added clinical relevancy.
• Uses a new internal design and presents an improved index for easier retrieval of information.
• Provides more information on the general aspects of anatomy via introduction chapter.
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Reviewer:Mary Louise Bareither, PhD(UIC College of Applied Health Sciences)
Description:This is the second edition of a fairly comprehensive anatomy text that uses a regional approach. This clinically oriented book includes artwork that is easy to understand, images using various techniques, and many clinical cases that make the anatomical information relevant and allow students to apply an understanding of anatomical concepts to clinical problems. The first edition was published in 2005.
Purpose:The purpose is to provide a book to help students learn human anatomy. One of the most significant changes in this edition is an introductory chapter with an overview of the body systems that includes numerous examples of common clinical problems. Most medical and allied health professions curricula are including more integration of systems and clinical cases. Teaching anatomy in this format is needed and the authors of this book have added significant content to help students achieve this type of understanding and learning.
Audience:Students in a variety of professional healthcare programs are the intended audience, but because of its readability and excellent artwork, the book also is appropriate for advanced undergraduate students studying human anatomy. The author is well known for his involvement in anatomical education through the American Association of Anatomists as well as for spearheading the development of a new medical college at the esteemed Cleveland Clinic. Adding A. Wayne Vogl, a professor of anatomy and member of the medicine faculty at the University of Vancouver, and Adam Mitchell, a radiologist and imaging consultant at Charing Cross Hospital in London, has created a combination of expertise that lends itself well to modern anatomy curricula.
Features:The first chapter, titled "The Body," includes an overview of anatomical terms, describes imaging, and briefly addresses each body system. This overview is helpful for students to get the bigger picture of what the book covers. "In the Clinic" boxes appear after each system to help direct the student's understanding of the relevance of anatomy to injury and disease. Subsequent chapters address each region of the body in the mode typical of most anatomy books. Throughout the book, various concepts are highlighted in green, which are reinforced by the numerous "In the Clinic" boxes that incorporate these concepts. Finally, several clinical cases at the end of each chapter refer to topics covered and concepts highlighted. The clinical cases are not too detailed and are quite understandable to help readers integrate the clinical information with the anatomy just learned. Several images are photographs with anatomical overlays of bones, muscles and other anatomical structures, which should prove to be very helpful for students to orient anatomical structures to surface anatomy. The remainder of the artwork is simplified enough to be clearly understood, but with enough detail to be correct anatomically. Throughout the book, there are occasional errors in labeling or spelling, or missing information. Most of these are minor and should not detract from the usefulness of the book. One major error of concern, however, is the table on extra-ocular movement, Table 8.8, in which the innervation of the muscles and the actions of those muscles are incorrect. This table is clearly wrong and needs to be corrected in an erratum.
Assessment:This is a student friendly, easy-to-read book on human anatomy. Although the book is written for medical or allied health students, its readability makes it well suited for advanced undergraduate students as well. The artwork is very engaging and helps with the understanding of anatomical concepts. Throughout the book there are numerous images using various imaging techniques, as well as highlighted clinical information which help students to translate newly acquired anatomical knowledge to clinical cases. This edition does an excellent job of emphasizing clinical integration and will be quite helpful to students in the health professions. Compared to Clinically Oriented Anatomy, 6th edition, Moore et al. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010), Gray's is more appealing due to its artwork and readability, while Clinically Oriented Anatomy may be somewhat more advanced and comprehensive in its content. However, access to the Student Consult web site, which is available with a PIN in each copy of the Gray's, does provide advanced clinical cases and information and testing options so that there is no inherent deficit in students' knowledge if they use this book as their primary anatomy text.