Exquisite artwork of the late Frank H. Netter, MD – called "The Medical Michelangelo" by the New York Times – is what made Atlas of Human Anatomy stand apart from its peers. Netter himself called his work "Readily understandable, yet instructive and useful…realism without the clutter of confusing minutiae." Honoring Netter's vision, the editorial team meticulously revised this edition to depict the human body with unsurpassed clarity and accuracy.
Atlas of Human Anatomy, 4th Edition contains 57 revised, 200 relabeled, and 17 entirely new plates – drawn in the tradition of Netter – to provide a more complete picture of human anatomy. An increased clinical focus emphasizes anatomy and reflects today's medical practice.
Purchasers of the regular version of Atlas of Human Anatomy, 4th edition will gain access to the book's online component, www.netteranatomy.com. This web site makes available more than 70 of the most important anatomy illustrations from the book, as well as two Interactive Anatomy Dissection Modules from the University of North Carolina.
"Teaching practical anatomy to medical and dental students, whether they are undergraduate or postgraduate, is labor intensive; as the number of anatomy demonstrators diminish, this package could be a very important teaching resource," said Susan Standring, author of Gray's Anatomy, 39e. "Many medical schools are trying to develop similar material, but you may be ahead of the crowd."
Additional study components are available through "Netter Special Areas" which include Anatomy Lab with tutorials, a Review Center with USMLE-style questions and Clinical and Surgical Anatomy sections.
The professional edition comes with an interactive CD with over 70 plates from the book, which can be easily dropped into PowerPoint and used in lectures and presentations.
Atlas of Human Anatomy, 4th Edition for students (ISBN: 1-4160-3385-8, ISBN-13: 978-1-4160-3385-1) is available for $74.95 and the professional version (ISBN: 1-4160-3699-7, ISBN-13: 978-1-4160-3699-9) is available for $125.00. For more information, visit www.elsevierhealth.com.
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