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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

An Anatomy Book that is Just Right

In my recent post I said that when seeking resources for learning anatomy the first time, you have to be a bit like Goldy Locks. You want a book that doesn't completely drown you in details but doesn't skimp so much on the detail that your learning is hindered. You need to find the source that is JUST right, and that appreciates the need to be "to-the-point", clear and clinically relevant.

Just by chance, a couple days ago, I came across this new textbook from Lange called Gross Anatomy: The Big Picture by David A. Morton, K. Bo Foreman, Kurt H. Albertine

I've scanned it a couple times and it looks amazing. It's exactly what I am looking for in a book to give me the once-over while learning anatomy. Here is a quote from the preface. I love it:
The purpose of this textbook is to provide students with the necessary landmarks to accomplish their task—to understand the big picture of human anatomy in the context of health care, bypassing the minutia. The landmarks used to accomplish this task are text and illustrations. They are complete, yet concise and both figuratively and literally provide the "Big Picture" of human anatomy.

These guys get it.

I haven't read the whole thing yet so I don't want to say go out and get it. But I just wanted to bring it to light so that some of you can investigate further and see if it seems like a good fit for you.

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