Atlas of Human Anatomy, Professional Edition / Edition 5

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*A New Edition of this title is publishing in April 2014! ISBN: 978-1455758883 [There is also a paperback studentversion of the current edition available now-ISBN: 978-1416059516]

Atlas of Human Anatomy, Professional Edition uses Frank H. Netter, MD's detailed illustrations to illuminate anatomy and its relevance to medical practice. This 5th Edition features a stronger clinical focus than ever before, including an online image bank of some of Netter’s classic anatomy and pathology illustrations along with many diagnostic imaging examples that capture anatomy the way it is most frequently seen in practice. At you can access the selected images and downloads as well as videos from Netter’s 3-D Interactive Anatomy. Netter. It's how you know.

• Vividly visualize the anatomy relevant to your practice, and educate your patients and staff, with hundreds of exquisite, hand-painted illustrations created by, and in the tradition of, pre-eminent medical illustrator Frank H. Netter, MD.
• Leverage the Netter "visual vocabulary" you learned in medical school to grasp complex clinical concepts at a glance.

• Correlate anatomy with practice through an increased clinical focus, many new diagnostic imaging examples, and new clinical illustrations online
• Access valuable online resources at including an image bank of over 200 plates from the book, more than180 additional plates containing diagnostic imaging and clinical illustrations, and video samples from Netter's 3D Interactive Anatomy
• Integrate the Netter Atlas with your other Netter clinical products at Unlock the power of a wide Netter image bank for presentations and clinical use

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
''As a dental student, the text has been of great benefit in terms of its Head and Neck content (Section 1), as well as in acting as a helpful reference medium when learning medicine for dentistry material.Netter undeniably presents a logical, unforgettable visual encyclopaedia for studying anatomy, as well as its application to medicine, and allied healthcare professions. It takes one on a wonderful journey of the intricacies of the human body and is highly recommendable.'' Mr. Bhaven Modha (Dental Student)
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Reviewer: Ming Xiaoming Zhang, PhD (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This is one of the best human anatomy atlases I have used. It is accurate and uses high quality drawings in its extensive coverage of human anatomy. I have been using the previous edition (3rd edition, 2003) in my teaching of a medical human anatomy class.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a learning resource to students, residents, and faculty in the health sciences and related professions. With such superb quality, the book has certainly met the objective.
Audience: According to the author, the book is written for students, residents, faculty, and practitioners in medicine and surgery. The book is particularly useful for medical students in their human anatomy class. The book is also very useful for anatomy instructors as a teaching aid or a reference. Dr. Netter and his successors are well known in the field of human anatomy illustration.
Features: Several unique features distinguish this edition. New clinically related images in drawings, CT, X-ray, and MR images make it easier to connect anatomy to clinical application. The trunk region cross sections have moved from the back of the book to the appropriate chapters, making it easier to connect anatomy dissection with MRI imaging. The labeling on figures is very detailed, making it valuable not only for students learning anatomy but also for professionals as a reference. The CD-ROM is extremely useful for instructors.
Assessment: This is one of the best anatomy atlases. It is very useful for medical school teaching. The superb drawings are simple but accurate, clear but detailed. The addition of clinical content makes this new edition valuable.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437709704
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/17/2010
  • Series: Netter Basic Science Series
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank H. Netter was born in New York City in 1906. He studied art at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design before entering medical school at New York University, where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1931. During his student years, Dr. Netter’s notebook sketches attracted the attention of the medical faculty and other physicians, allowing him to augment his income by illustrating articles and textbooks. He continued illustrating as a sideline after establishing a surgical practice in 1933, but he ultimately opted to give up his practice in favor of a full-time commitment to art. After service in the United States Army during World War II, Dr. Netter began his long collaboration with the CIBA Pharmaceutical Company (now Novartis Pharmaceuticals). This 45-year partnership resulted in the production of the extraordinary collection of medical art so familiar to physicians and other medical professionals worldwide.
Icon Learning Systems acquired the Netter Collection in July 2000 and continued to update Dr. Netter’s original paintings and to add newly commissioned paintings by artists trained in the style of Dr. Netter. In 2005, Elsevier Inc. purchased the Netter Collection and all publications from Icon Learning Systems. There are now over 50 publications featuring the art of Dr. Netter available through Elsevier Inc.
Dr. Netter’s works are among the finest examples of the use of illustration in the teaching of medical concepts. The 13-book Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations, which includes the greater part of the more than 20,000 paintings created by Dr. Netter, became and remains one of the most famous medical works ever published. The Netter Atlas of Human Anatomy, first published in 1989, presents the anatomic paintings from the Netter Collection. Now translated into 16 languages, it is the anatomy atlas of choice among medical and health professions students the world over.
The Netter illustrations are appreciated not only for their aesthetic qualities, but, more importantly, for their intellectual content. As Dr. Netter wrote in 1949 “clarification of a subject is the aim and goal of illustration. No matter how beautifully painted, how delicately and subtly rendered a subject may be, it is of little value as a medical illustration if it does not serve to make clear some medical point.” Dr. Netter’s planning, conception, point of view, and approach are what inform his paintings and what make them so intellectually valuable.
Frank H. Netter, MD, physician and artist, died in 1991.

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Table of Contents

Section 1 Head and Neck

Topographic Anatomy 1

Superficial Head and Neck 2 - 3

Bones and Ligaments 4 - 23

Superficial Face 24 - 25

Neck 26 - 34

Nasal Region 35 - 50

Oral Region 51 - 62

Pharynx 63 - 73

Thyroid Gland and Larynx 74 - 80

Orbit and Contents 81 - 91

Ear 92 - 98

Meninges and Brain 99 - 114

Cranial and Cervical Nerves 115 - 134

Cerebral Vasculature 135 - 146

Regional Scans 147 - 148

Section 2 Back and Spinal Cord

Topographic Anatomy 149

Bones and Ligaments 150 - 156

Spinal Cord 157 - 167

Muscles and Nerves 168 - 172

Cross-Sectional Anatomy 173 - 174

Section 3 Thorax

Topographic Anatomy 175

Mammary Gland 176 - 178 Body Wall 179 - 189

Lungs 190 - 204

Heart 205 - 223

Mediastinum 224 - 234

Regional Scans 235

Cross-Sectional Anatomy 236 - 239

Section 4 Abdomen

Topographic Anatomy 240

Body Wall 241 - 260

Peritoneal Cavity 261 - 266

Viscera (Gut) 267 - 276

Viscera (Accessory Organs) 277 - 282

Visceral Vasculature 283 - 296

Innervation 297 - 307

Kidneys and Suprarenal Glands 308 - 322

Cross-Sectional Anatomy 323 - 330

Section 5 Pelvis and Perineum

Topographic Anatomy 331

Bones and Ligaments 332 - 336

Pelvic Floor and Contents 337 - 347

Urinary Bladder 348 - 351

Uterus, Vagina, and Supporting Structures 352 - 355

Perineum and External Genitalia: Female 356 - 359

Perineum and External Genitalia: Male 360 - 367

Homologues of Genitalia 368 - 369

Testis, Epididymis, and Ductus Deferens 370

Rectum 371 - 376

Regional Scans 377

Vasculature 378 - 388

Innervation 389 - 397

Cross-Sectional Anatomy 398 - 399

Section 6 Upper Limb

Topographic Anatomy 400

Cutaneous Anatomy 401 - 405

Shoulder and Axilla 406 - 418

Arm 419 - 423

Elbow and Forearm 424 - 439

Wrist and Hand 440 - 459

Neurovasculature 460 - 467

Regional Scans 468

Section 7 Lower Limb

Topographic Anatomy 469

Cutaneous Anatomy 470 - 473

Hip and Thigh 474 - 493

Knee 494 - 500

Leg 501 - 510

Ankle and Foot 511 - 525

Neurovasculature 526 - 530

Regional Scans 531

Section 8 Cross=Sectional Anatomy

Key Figure for Cross Sections 532

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    By far the best anatomy book under the sun. Great pictures and easy to understand labels. I use it on a regular basis to educate patients because the pictures show the different layers of the body in a way that is easily understood.

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