Anatomy of the Human Body - Book 1 Embryology

Anatomy of the Human Body - Book 1 Embryology

by Henry Gray
     
 

The twentieth edition of this book has been, many times erroneously referred to as "Gray's Anatomy". The actual title is: "Anatomy of the Human Body."

For the sake of simplicity, we have divided it into 12 individual books.

THE TERM human anatomy comprises a consideration of the various structures which make up the human organism. In a restricted… See more details below

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The twentieth edition of this book has been, many times erroneously referred to as "Gray's Anatomy". The actual title is: "Anatomy of the Human Body."

For the sake of simplicity, we have divided it into 12 individual books.

THE TERM human anatomy comprises a consideration of the various structures which make up the human organism. In a restricted sense it deals merely with the parts which form the fully developed individual and which can be rendered evident to the naked eye by various methods of dissection. Regarded from such a standpoint it may be studied by two methods: (1) the various structures may be separately considered—systematic anatomy; or (2) the organs and tissues may be studied in relation to one another—topographical or regional anatomy.

It is, however, of much advantage to add to the facts ascertained by naked-eye dissection those obtained by the use of the microscope. This introduces two fields of investigation, viz., the study of the minute structure of the various component parts of the body—histology—and the study of the human organism in its immature condition, i. e., the various stages of its intrauterine development from the fertilized ovum up to the period when it assumes an independent existence—Embryology (Volume I). Owing to the difficulty of obtaining material illustrating all the stages of this early development, gaps must be filled up by observations on the development of lower forms—comparative embryology, or by a consideration of adult forms in the line of human ancestry—comparative anatomy. The direct application of the facts of human anatomy to the various pathological conditions which may occur constitutes the subject of applied anatomy. Finally, the appreciation of structures on or immediately underlying the surface of the body is frequently made the subject of special study—surface anatomy.

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ISBN-13:
2940012656520
Publisher:
Nabi Books
Publication date:
04/25/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,196,037
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2 MB

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