Essential Anatomy Dissector: Following Grant's Method / Edition 2

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Now in its Second Edition, this concise guide highlights the key concepts and important structures of human anatomy. Its intent is to take the medical student through the dissection process quickly and efficiently. The strength of this book is in its concise format. Each chapter begins with Learning Objectives and Key Concepts, and the text features color coding to easily locate and follow dissection protocols that are presented in anatomical outlines. Includes many new illustrations to help clarify dissection instructions.

The book contains color illustrations.

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Reviewer: Rita K. Getz, PhD (Midwestern University)
Description: This is a concise dissector for use in gross human anatomy dissections. The dissector uses a regional approach to the dissection, and although the book begins with dissection of the thorax, instructions are sufficient to allow users to begin their dissections in other regions (e.g., usually the back). It replaces the first edition published in 1998.
Purpose: In the preface, the author expresses his intent to present essential dissection instructions with a minimum of synoptic detail that students can find in an anatomy textbook. He emphasizes the need for users of this book to also consult an atlas and textbook in their approach to the material. A good dissector for use in human anatomy labs is indeed essential for maximum benefit and learning. This is best accomplished by a descriptive dissector with explicit instructions and sufficiently detailed diagrams. It would appear that this author has tried to strike a balance between being an abbreviated textbook and descriptive dissector. Unfortunately, both aspects suffer from insufficient detail.
Audience: The book is written for health professions students enrolled in a dissection course for gross human anatomy. The author is a professor of anatomy at a medical and dental school.
Features: The book begins with an excellent introductory chapter that provides general instruction to the student dissector. Each chapter that follows begins with a brief listing of learning objectives and a few key concepts. These learning objectives and key concepts are very general and could easily be overlooked or ignored by the student dissector. Dissection instructions are highlighted in maroon, and the format is outline style. Structures of major importance are in bold type. The dissector is keyed to four atlases in order to assist students in finding additional pertinent diagrams.
Assessment: Not much has changed between the first and second editions. The first edition is keyed to five atlases, and the second edition is keyed to four. Most of the diagrams are the same in both editions with a few of the figures in the second edition updated to include identification of structures. Due to the abbreviated approach used here, some structures are inadequately and seemingly inaccurately described. For example, the brief description on page 31 would suggest that the arcuate line of the posterior rectus sheath is at the level of the umbilicus, when in reality the arcuate line is generally located inferior to the umbilicus. The dissection instructions are generally good, but could be improved by inclusion of more diagrams to illustrate the dissection as well as more specific details of the dissection. Along the same line, hints to fledgling student dissectors to indicate when extra time or fine dissection technique is needed could make this dissector more helpful. And because no atlas contains diagrams that exactly correspond to an individual dissection, students might also benefit from a brief description of what is usually encountered in any given dissection (e.g. ventricle-consuming clots in the heart). The author emphasizes the need for an atlas and textbook in addition to the dissector. Accordingly, the synoptic text subjects which appear to be randomly chosen could be removed and placed in a more thorough textbook of anatomy, and the resultant space used for more diagrams and dissection explanation. All things considered, this dissector is on par with other such dissectors.
John A. McNulty
This is a concise revision of Sauerland's Grant's Dissector, 11th Edition (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 1994) to address national trends for compression of the time allotted for gross anatomy in the curriculum. The dissector is designed as a step-by-step guide for students to complete their anatomical dissections of the human body ""in a timely fashion."" To this end, it is well organized and the instructions are easy to follow. While students of gross anatomy courses in the health sciences are the principal audience for this guide, it would be appropriate for smaller, undergraduate courses as well. A regional approach is used to accommodate most anatomy courses and the instructions follow the general procedures outlined in previous versions of the dissector. The book is formatted as an outline with specific instructions highlighted in red to separate them from the descriptive text. A minimal number of figures are included, but references to figures in five of the most popular atlases are included. Since an accompanying atlas is strongly recommended, this feature allows some flexibility in the choice of that atlas. Key concepts, learning objectives, and tables are included throughout the dissector to help emphasize important areas and to encourage students to learn more about each region from their text. The popularity of this dissector and the trend to teach only the most crucial information will ensure its success. This book will certainly help students and faculty make every minute in the dissection lab count.
This concise manual facilitates the actual physical work of dissection with step-by-step instructions, highlighting important structures. Includes illustrations only, and is cross-referenced to five anatomy atlases. Spiral wire binding. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From The Critics
This guide to human dissection follows the learning approach of . Instructions are provided in outline form and key concepts are highlighted. Muscle tables and color illustrations are featured throughout, clarifying the instructions and descriptions in the text. Hanses teaches neurobiology and anatomy at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Spiral bound. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

2 Stars from Doody

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781732833
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Series: Advances in Neurology
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii
Chapter 1 Thorax 1
I. Thoracic Wall 1
II. Pleural Cavities and the Lungs 8
III. Mediastinum and Heart 12
IV. Posterior and Superior Mediastinum 19
Chapter 2 Abdomen 23
I. Anterior Abdominal Wall 23
II. Scrotum, Spermatic Cord, and Testis 27
III. Peritoneum and Peritoneal Cavity 32
IV. Bile Passages, Celiac Trunk, and Portal Vein 36
V. Superior and Inferior Mesenteric Vessels 41
VI. Removal of the GI Tract 44
VII. Posterior Abdominal Structures 49
VIII. Posterior Abdominal Wall 53
Chapter 3 Pelvis and Perineum 59
I. Pelvis 59
II. Anal and Urogenital Triangles 65
III. Split Pelvis 70
Chapter 4 Back and Spinal Cord 79
I. Back 79
II. Deeper Back Muscles and Spinal Cord 85
Chapter 5 Lower Limb 91
I. Anterior and Medial Thigh 91
II. Gluteal Region and Posterior Thigh 98
III. Popliteal Fossa and Leg 103
IV. Sole of the Foot 111
V. Joints of the Lower Limb 115
Chapter 6 Upper Limb 121
I. Shoulder 121
II. Axilla and Arm 128
III. Flexor Region of the Forearm 133
IV. Palm 138
V. Extensor Forearm and Dorsal Hand 142
VI. Joints of the Upper Limb 147
Chapter 7 Head and Neck 151
I. Posterior Triangle of the Neck 151
II. Anterior Triangle and Root of the Neck 157
III. Face 163
IV. Interior of Skull and Brain Removal 168
V. Orbit and Eye 175
VI. Parotid Region 181
VII. Temporal Region 183
VIII. Retropharyngeal Region 189
IX. Pharynx 193
X. Bisection of the Head 197
XI. Palate, Mouth, and Nasopharyngeal Wall 202
XII. Larynx 206
XIII. Ear 208
Index 213
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