A Brief Atlas of the Human Body


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This full-color atlas is packaged with every new copy of the text, and includes 107 bone and 47 cadaver photographs with easy-to-read labels. This edition of the atlas contains a comprehensive histology photomicrograph section featuring over 50 slides of basic tissue and organ systems. Featuring photos taken by renowned biomedical photographer Ralph Hutchings, this high-quality photographic atlas makes an excellent resource for the classroom and laboratory, and is referenced in appropriate figure legends throughout the text.

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Oct 23, 2008

Beautiful and Thorough

This volume is a brief photographic atlas of gross human anatomy. It consists of numerous photos of meticulously dissected cadaveric preparations - each organ or structure examined in isolation, with surrounding material removed and structures exactingly cleaned and exposed. As such, it is not a dissection manual or a realistic presentation of structures in situ, but it is an artistic-quality presentation of each distinct structure in extraordinary detail and clarity. The book covers major organ systems, organs, and structures down to a fairly low macroscopic level. Major structures are clearly labeled. The photographs are hauntingly beautiful, in their way, and the clarity is unparalleled. It is not suitable as a professional anatomy text, but would make an excellent adjunct text in college or medical-school courses, and a great reference book for high-school and higher libraries or for medical illustrators. For enthusiasts of the art, it is a lovely piece of work for study or just browsing.

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