2015 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Basic and Clinical Sciences Category!
Anatomy texts just don’t get any better than Gray’s Anatomy for Students! Now in its 3rd edition, this completely revised medical textbook continues its focus on just the core information you need for your anatomy courses, presenting everything in an easy-to-read, visually appealing format that facilitates study.
New to this Edition
- Stay current and engaged in your anatomy courses with many new “In the Clinic” boxes, which offer access to in-depth clinical discussions related to specific diseases or procedures.
- Source your review material quickly and easily thanks to a list of additional relevant study aids at the beginning of each chapter.
- Improve your comprehension of cranial nerves with help from a brand-new visual map summarizing cranial nerve distribution and function.
- Access the entire contents online at Student Consult, where you can also take advantage of an online anatomy and embryology self-study course, medical clinical cases, physical therapy clinical cases, self-assessment questions, and more.
- Further enhance your learning by pairing this textbook with its companion review products, Gray’s Anatomy for Students Flashcards, 3rd Edition (ISBN: 978-1-4557-1078-2) and Gray’s Atlas of Anatomy 2nd Edition (ISBN 978-1-4557-4802-0)!
- Obtain reliable, accessible coverage of everything you will learn in your contemporary anatomy classes with expert knowledge from a team of authors who share a wealth of diverse teaching and clinical experience.
- Easily locate and remember specific structures. More than 1,000 innovative, original illustrations by renowned illustrators Richard Tibbitts and Paul Richardson capture anatomical features with unrivalled clarity.
- Understand the practical applications of anatomical concepts through unique coverage of surface anatomy, correlative diagnostic images, and clinical case studies.
- Expedite the review of basic concepts from each chapter with Conceptual Overviews.
Gray’s anatomy for students is a staple for students trying to go further than a typical atlas might. Clinical boxes embedded within the text helps the anatomy feel relevant – I learn best by being able to visualise how the knowledge would be of use so these references to clinical content really helped me to learn the anatomy itself. For anatomy it is crucial that there are detailed and accurate pictures which illustrate the important concepts. Gray’s provides this and more with many hundreds of illustrations besides a text which manages to describe the anatomy and the clinical applications of it. It is cleverly edited with enough technical detail in the text for the reader to imagine what is being said while not too much as to be inaccessible to someone learning anatomy for the first time. It describes the relationships in rich detail building up labels in a clear manner. Embedded in these descriptions are the pictures and clinical cases to help with understanding of the point. At key intervals Gray’s includes tables which summarises the important information about the muscles – especially helpful for revision. The main drawback to Gray’s anatomy is that it does not cover neuroanatomy which would have gone one step further to making this the only book needed for learning anatomy. However I can forgive this since the overall quality of the book is so high – the surface anatomy is a treat. Overlaying photos are key structures and descriptions of how to find these structures on the surface. Following on from the surface anatomy in each section are the clinical cases – a handy revision aid which allows you to see this knowledge in use. I was provided a copy of Gray’s by the publisher for review.