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My favourite Anatomy text!
on 14 February 2001
So, it's closely followed by Moore's Clinically Oriented Anatomy (which is essential for any first year medic, especially ones in Brum!), but Tortora and Grabowski is EXCELLENT.
The section on the arterial and venous supply to pretty much the whole body is great - I used it as a revision guide, and it isn't often I can say that of a textbook. It doesn't have lots (and lots and lots) of detail, but from my point of view that's a good thing, because you don't end up being bogged down by lots of pernicketty little things that no one cares about or will even remember a few minutes later. That said, it doesn't lack in detail - I've done all of my first year with just this book for anatomy with no problems.
It's best point is it is so clear and explains things really well - if you don't understand just look it up in trusty Tortora & Grabowski and you'll soon be explaining it to your mates.
My advice - buy it! Get the Skeletal Atlas that goes with it as well, especially if you're on a course that doesn't do dissection.