Gray’s Basic Anatomy 2nd edition
Gray’s Basic Anatomy was developed in response to students and colleagues from around the world who requested a
more concise description of anatomy than that presented in Gray’s Anatomy for Students. To accomplish this goal, we reworked the material to focus mainly on regional anatomy and integrated the clinical material, imaging, and surface anatomy information directly into the text as:
• Clinical apps, which give students context for why a strong anatomical background helps facilitate the solving of clinical problems;
• Imaging apps, which offer students a great introduction to the different techniques and modalities available for imaging relevant anatomy;
• Surface anatomy boxes, which help students visualize the relationship between anatomical structures and surface landmarks necessary for any kind of patient examination. In addition, at the beginning of each chapter students
are directed to additional learning resources available on Student Consult (Elsevier’s online educational website).
Summarizing, Gray’s Basic Anatomy 2nd edition uses a regional approach, similar to Gray’s Anatomy for Students.
Gray’s Basic Anatomy 2nd edition content
Eight chapters: The Body, Back, Thorax, Abdomen, Pelvis and Perineum, Lower Limb, Upper Limb, and Head and Neck.
The artwork presents the same familiar illustrations from Gray’s Anatomy for Students, but they have been resized to
t within a smaller format while retaining a close physical location to the text with which each gure is associated.
Finally, while some verbiage has been sacrificed in keeping with the goal of presenting a concise textbook of anatomy
(e.g., muscle descriptions have for the most part been incorporated into tables with no loss of content), additional
clinical and imaging material has been added to enhance learning in context.
This second edition includes numerous edits resulting from reader feedback, some new and revised gures, and revisions based on current research in the field of the anatomical