Anatomy at a Glance 3rd edition pdf
The study of anatomy has changed enormously in the last few decades. No longer do medical students have to spend long hours in the dissecting room searching fruitlessly for the otic ganglion or tracing the small arteries that form the anastomosis around the elbow joint. They now need to know only the essentials of anatomy with particular
emphasis on their clinical relevance and this is a change that is long overdue. However, students still have examinations to pass and in this Anatomy at a Glance 3rd edition book the authors, a surgeon and an anatomist, have tried to provide a means of rapid revision without any frills.
To this end, the Anatomy at a Glance 3rd edition book follows the standard format of the at a Glance series and is arranged in short, easily digested chapters, mainly written in note form, with the appropriate illustrations on the facing page. Where necessary, clinical applications are included in italics, and there are some clinical illustrations.We thus hope that this book will be helpful in revising and consolidating the knowledge that has been gained from the dissecting room and more detailed and explanatory textbooks.
For this third edition, the whole text and the illustrations have been reviewed and modified where necessary, and two new chapters have been added on, respectively, anatomical terminology and the early development of the human embryo. Also, some new illustrations have been added featuring modern imaging techniques. We hope that this Anatomy at a Glance 3rd edition book will continue to serve its purpose as a guide to ‘no frills’ clinical anatomy for both undergraduates and those studying for higher degrees and diplomas.