on 15 November 2002
Embryology is one of those subjects in the medical education you wished you had more time to play with. For reasons obvious to all med students of the world you don't, but Moor's Embryology gives you a longer taste of it, and it's a wanderful book to have in the shelf and use as refference or just for answering those tricky questions from your pregnant friends, your partner etc.
The new arty design makes it much more enjoyable and easy to read than the previous editions. For every chapter there are a few clinical questions to answer, with comments at the end.
The drawings of the different embryologycal stages and weeks have probably been the key to the success the book has had on the past decades.
I really can't think of any drawbacks on this book!
on 17 June 2004
This is the same Moore who wrote the anatomy book and this book follows a similar style. It is packed with excellent and colourful pictures explaining how the various structures develop and change with time. It is often possible to understand the concepts using just the labelled diagrams. The text then gives more detail, of which there is surplus. On the good side it appears to cover almost every conceivable question, although the important points can sometimes seem a bit swamped. Some of the best aspects of this book are the blue clinical boxes; these appear frequently and are very well written. Basically this is a good choice for someone who likes embryology and wants to get a good mark, not just a pass.