Essential Anatomy Dissector: Following Grant's Method / Edition 1

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Reviewer: John A. McNulty, PhD (Loyola University Medical Center)
Description: 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.
Purpose: 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.
Audience: 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.
Features: 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.
Assessment: 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.
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.
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 (booknews.com)
Booknews
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.

2 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780683305753
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 191

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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