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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2nd Edition edition (22 Mar. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0632054034
  • ISBN-13: 978-0632054039
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 92,273 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"... so we welcome a new edition of this useful reference book. It will remain popular with both students and with surgical postgraduates"


Journal of Anatomy – 2000

"This is a concise well–written short text of anatomy that is easy to follow..."


Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons – Oct 2000

"As a quick revision reference for both undergraduates and postgraduates ... I would still recommend it."

BJS – 00

"Any attempt to summarize the human anatomy in 200 pages of little more than A5 size is an achievement in itself. That it should be clearly written and well–illustrated indeed deserves congratulation." BJS/2000

"This is quite different from other anatomy textbooks. It is based on schematic diagrams with minimal text and is ideal as a revision aid or for quick reference." Aslib book guide/August 2000

"Numerous anatomy textbooks have been written, and personal preference plays a big part in the choice of a textbook. However, there is one book that most agree is essential for learning anatomy, and that is Instant Anatomy. It is clear, concise, and contains all the relevant information for the medical course. Rather than having to crawl through textbooks when all you wanted to know was the exact origin of pectoralis major or the branches of the radial artery, using Instant Anatomy gives instant access to all this information and more"

– GKT Gazette

"Instant Anatomy is, without doubt, the finest book ever written: I would swap my sister for it...Seriously though, this is a very cheeky little book. It does claim to be unique, and I think it is fair to say that, as a quick revision aid, it is unrivalled. The pictures are simple and ingenious ; so much so that one wonder′s why nobody has written a book like this before."

– Murmur, the official publication of the University of Cambridge Medical Society

From the Back Cover

Instant Anatomy is quite different from the vast number of other anatomy books. The clever structure of the information facilitates accurate and speedy retrieval of anatomical facts, and is very popular with students.

Two features make the book especially useful. First, it stresses anatomical relationships which are even more important now with the increased use of cross sectional scanning and computer generated reconstructional imaging. Second, it allows structures such as blood vessels and nerves to be seen in their entirety instead of regionally as they are so often described in standard textbooks. The section on the autonomic nervous system has been expanded in this second edition to meet the needs of students who often find this area of knowledge so difficult.

Instant Anatomy is ideal for preclinical students with its dictionary–style format. It facilitates rapid revision for the MRCS and AFRCS candidate. It will also be extremely useful for clinicans who need to remind themselves of anatomical facts at all stages of their careers, and for other groups such as physiotherapists and radiographers.


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By S. Helyer on 30 Mar. 2004
Format: Paperback
I would highly recommend this book to anyone starting a medical degree and other anatomy related courses.
Instant Anatomy charts the course and distribution of every artery, vein, set of lymphatics, and nerve (cranial, peripheral and autonomic). This is done in a very simple style with a diagram on one side and any text on the side opposite. Quite frankly a goldfish could read this book and get an anatomy degree.
Probably the most impressive section is that on the muscles. This is great for revision with each muscle listed alongside it's origin, insertion, action and innervation.
Also included is information on joints, ossification times, foramina (in full detail), other spaces and positions of structures according to vertebral levels.
You will need a more pictorial anatomy text to accompany this to get the full picture. But I cannot stress enough that this a perfect book if you are learning anatomy.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Dr. F. Alobeidi on 9 Sept. 2007
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I love this book!! the second edition got me through anatomy as a 1st year medical student and now 8 years later I am still using the book for parts 1+2 MRCS and I am sure will continue to use it throughout my career. the second edition got handed to friends and I never saw it again!! so I had to get the third edition which has new invaluable chapters on specialised spaces, surface anatomy and vertebral levels. Bob is a truly inspirational teacher and I am constantly using his mneumonics to this day
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Steve on 6 April 2004
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I'm a first year medical student and this book has helped me no end in my revision. It's packed with knowledge, but the colourful diagrammatic way in which it is presented makes it easy to digest and remember. I personally found the cranial nerve section the most useful, but that's probably just because I found that hardest to begin with. It's a gem.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Proctor on 6 Mar. 2007
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This is a fantastic resource for looking up anatomic facts quickly and easily.

It's not intended as the sole anatomy text to learn from for the first time but once you've learnt the info once you'll use this book again and again - as an undergrad, as a clinical student, prior to memberships / fellowships and beyond as a reference book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. Valsamis on 11 Mar. 2010
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This book very clearly shows many aspects of anatomy and is a one-of-a-kind. The best bit in my opinion is the nervous and vascular diagrams which VERY VERY VERY clearly show branching, sypmathetic and parasympathetic, sensory and motor innervations from one nerve to the other-this is particularly outstandingly achieved in the cranial nerves section which is nototrious for its complicated anatomy. As a 1st year Cambridge Medical student I HIGHLY recommend this book as a companion [saviour!] for any undergraduate anatomy-related medicine course. It has been the most helpful and unique anatomy book I have used this year.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. J. MCLAUGHLIN on 4 Jun. 2010
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Upon first inspection, Instant Anatomy does not resemble any anatomy book you are likely to have seen before; it fits quite snugly into a lab coat pocket, which unfortunately cannot be said for many of the Leviathan anatomy textbooks to which we are accustomed. However, one should not be deceived as therein lies its brilliance: this quickly referenced David undoubtedly will slay those cumbersome Goliaths during revision time and on the wards.

This, the fourth edition of Instant Anatomy, provides additional drawings of important and often ill-understood areas such as the lesser sac as well as all the popular material from previous editions such as the muscle tables. The Instant Anatomy series, including the accompanying CD-ROM, with podcasts, audiovisual demonstrations, and questions, is obviously a labour of love for its authors and greatly enriches one's knowledge and understanding of anatomy.

Having come to the end of my anatomy course, I can state quite unequivocally that is has been my first port of call for reference and revision and I would definitely recommend it as a must-have companion for any study of human anatomy.

DJMcL
Cambridge 2010
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Jan. 2001
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A truly excellent instant, pocket reference to undergraduate study of anatomy. This helped me a great deal in my first year and several of my colleagues found the extremely anal way that this text deals with topics such as the cranial nerves particularly useful.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A customer VINE VOICE on 19 Feb. 2008
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This is a must of skeletal anatomy sudents.
It addresses vascular and nerve distribution with very clear colour drwaings.
Is very easy to read and understand and it can also be use as a reference book for post graduate work.

5 stars
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