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Clinically oriented - Yes. Student oriented - hmmm.
on 22 April 2014
As I approach the end of my MBBS degree, I feel to write a short review about my impression of this book.
During my pre-clinical years, I never touched this book once. I found that there were far better resources available to help my understanding of anatomy eg Ackland's Video Atlas, Grey's Anatomy for Students. This book has all the knowledge but I feel as though its not been targeted to the modern day student. It has far too much detail than you need to know with regards to anatomy for a medical student. Having said this, I'm sure it will have a place on my bookshelf should I choose to go into surgery in the future.
Moreover, the blue sections (the clinical bits) were actually pretty dam good. For my iBSc I found the blue sections very useful and instrumental to my success. Even though my iBSc was in Anatomy, I still refused to refer to this books anatomy pages (roughly 80% of the book) simply due to the extensive jargon and my need for simplicity. I'm sure there are some readers out there that enjoy this style of text tho.