Anatomy is never something that you can just read through and learn, so you need a good textbook that you can dip into and get what you need to know. Thankfully, "Clinically Oriented Anatomy" does just the job.
To start off with, there's an excellent introduction explaining all the basics of anatomy and briefly going over all the systems. The next eight chapters take the regional approach to anatomy. With each region, all the anatomy is discussed as you would expect with a good mix of schematic representations, lifelike drawings and photographs.
Each chapter also contains special sections on surface anatomy and medical imaging. At the end of each chapter, several pages are dedicated to the imaging of that region, with each method explained and all the images well annotated. I know that my ability to read X-rays, MRI scans etc has greatly improved from just sitting examining these.
There are also the added bonuses of the Clinical Correlation, or blue, boxes and the Case Studies. Even in the days of the integrated medical degree, it's still difficult to learn anatomy without being able to apply your new-found knowledge. The blue boxes provide some extra explanation into investigations and pathology to show the relevance of it all. The case studies give you a chance to consolidate your learning by going through different cases with the radiological, biochemical and even post-mortem reports if relevant. Some questions are set to help (make?) you think with some discussion at the end.
Finally, for all those struggling with cranial nerves (I don't believe anyone who says they don't!), there's a whole chapter dedicated to them.
The book is easy to read and get around with plenty of clear illustrations. It's an excellent textbook for all those just beginning to study anatomy - and all those who are supposed to have done it already!