44 of 44 people found the following review helpful
on 19 October 2005
The quality of the illustrations and diagrams within this book are excellent and greatly improve the understanding of how parts of the body are put together, then how they work.
The organisation of the text is equally helpful and a clear structure together with lists show how eg tissues are distributed around the body.
If you're coming at anatomy from scratch, this may not be basic enough to ensure you get it all. However, as a support to academic study to explain some of the concepts or structures in a different way, I'd highly recommend.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 19 April 2008
As a first year dental student, following the basic medical science curriculum at Liverpool, I have found this book to be an invaluable resource, yes it has its inaccuracies in places and perhaps isn't as detailed as core texts on anatomy and physiology but for any first year dental or medical student this book is pitched at exactly the right level. I would advise anyone who uses this book to also use a core anatomy text alongside it as at times it does lack information with regards to the relationships between organs and vessels, giving you the anatomy of the structures themselves but not really demonstrating their orientation to surrounding tissues. This book provides, as mentioned, an invaluable resource for any first year dental or medical student, providing information on the anatomy, physiology, histology and embryology of all the systems.
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 8 March 2006
This was compulsory purchase as it is a set text for my course but it is clear, comprehensive and well laid out. There are plenty of explanatory diagrams. It's likely to be a book I retain after my studies are completed. It probably wouldn't be so useful to you if you were thinking of using it to acquire the basics of anatomy & physiology, but it's brilliant otherwise.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 28 November 2006
Contains NEARLY everything I need for my A&P module for sports studies degree. I got another free book with it too, showing a brief atlas of the skeleton, surface anatomy and medial images. Theres just some basics its missing but not much to be honest. Also it is a good workout for the arms when your reading it!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Very detailed, all in colour, comparatively cheap for what it is and has an online website with learning aids such as written exercises and quizzes (this effectively eliminates the need for the companion book). A must have and a keeper for future reference. If you buy nothing else for A&P, get this book!