- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 3rd Edition edition (24 Oct. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1405126647
- ISBN-13: 978-1405126649
- Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 1.3 x 23.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,040,701 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Instant Anatomy Paperback – 24 Oct 2005
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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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
Indispensable dip–in revision aid
Instant Anatomy is quite different from other anatomy books available. It presents the fundamental anatomical information needed for clinical practice in an easily accessible dip–in format.
Each topic is concisely displayed in a double–page spread to provide a unique anatomical approach across systems. This logical and intuitive approach emphasizes the anatomical relationships needed for cross sectional scanning and computer generated reconstructional imaging. 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.
This edition has been updated and expanded to include more on the foramina chapter.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is an incredible book and I think it's a must but for any dental or medical student who just want all the facts and nothing more, fantastic book, best textbook I own.Published on 23 May 2014 by sarah
Brilliant little reference book does exactly as it says on the product description and allows you to dip in and out as required. Read morePublished on 26 April 2014 by dclc
This is a different type of anatomical vase mecum. It is far superior to the older summaries so beloved by medical students in 1960s/1970s. Read morePublished on 18 Feb. 2014 by John M. Scott
This anatomy textbook is different to many others that are available for medical students on the market adopting a unique approach. Read morePublished on 21 Jan. 2014 by LancsMedGraduate
I would definately recommend this book to anyone on a medical degree. It is a concise book with easy to learn diagrams. Read morePublished on 19 Jun. 2012 by Harj
An original and ingenious reference text which is logically organised into colour coded sections, allowing you to quickly find what you're looking for. Read morePublished on 9 Jan. 2012 by hwarren
I initially purchased this book as a quick method to review anatomy but was sorely disappointed. I found the book to be highly over-rated and I'm not quite sure what its purpose... Read morePublished on 4 May 2011 by S. Javed
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