on 11 November 2009
I am a second year med student and I think this atlas is fantastic. The pictures are so clear, offering many different views of each region. Anatomy is such a visual subject, it is really important to understand the relations of the structures in order to learn and commit the information to memory. I find it so useful to have this by side, reinforcing my text book and dissection sessions. I would recommend this to all medical students + others learning anatomy!
on 28 May 2010
This atlas has made learning anatomy so much easier. The pictures are simply the best I have seen in any anatomy text book or atlas. It makes many difficult anatomical concepts easy to understand.
Netter's atlas is a close contender, which is probably just as good. Gray's offers very clear computer generated images, netter is hand painted/drawn. Both are very clear, it is just down to personal preference. Take both out of the library and have a good look before buying.
The only criticism is that it lacks any real Neuroanatomy, but this tends to be true of many anatomy texts/atlases and Neuroanatomy can often be found in other books.