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Overview

Essential Clinical Anatomy, Fourth Edition presents the core anatomical concepts found in Clinically Oriented Anatomy, Sixth Edition in a concise, easy-to-read, and student-friendly format. This streamlined book that includes clinical Blue Boxes, surface anatomy, and medical imaging is an excellent review for the larger text and an ideal primary text for shorter medical courses and/or health professions courses with brief coverage of anatomy. The Fourth Edition features a modified layout with new and improved artwork. The clinical Blue Boxes are now grouped to reduce interruption of text and are categorized with icons to promote easier comprehension of clinical information. Expanded chapter introductory material includes Clinical Objectives and references to online case studies. A companion website includes fully searchable online text, interactive cases, USMLE-style questions, and clinical Blue Box video podcasts. Online faculty resources include an Image Bank and a Question Bank.

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Larry R. Cochard
This an abridged version of Keith Moore's Clinically Oriented Anatomy, a popular textbook of anatomy that was itself shortened through three editions. While one goal of the larger book is retained -- to present anatomy in the context of its importance in clinical practice -- this new version is designed for shorter courses, board review, and as a concise reference for clinical courses. The book is intended for first-year medical students, but could be used in most allied health anatomy programs. While reductions in the editions of the unabridged book were trivial, this is truly a smaller package. At 510 pages, this softcover version is shorter by 44 percent and measures 7' x 10"" instead of 8 1/2"" by 11"". It has the same look as its larger relative with identical fonts, similar layout, many Grant's Atlas figures, and clinical information in blue boxes. It also retains some surface anatomy, imaging, and liberal use of color which appears bolder than in the larger book. The reductions were achieved by eliminating the Patient Oriented Problems at the ends of chapters and by being more selective in overall content -- use of figures, amount of descriptive text, and structures included. This book achieves its goal of presenting anatomy that is basic, relevant, and a good fit for new, streamlined, medical curricula. It retains many of the best features of Clinically Oriented Anatomy and still contains a lot of information in a very manageable size.
Booknews
Some 400 color diagrams, many accompanied by x-ray, ultrasound, and MRI images, show the arteries, nerves, veins, muscles, and bones of human anatomy. Sections on clinical anatomy and areas such as the thorax, abdomen, pelvis, limbs, head, and cranial nerves provide a basic text for use in health sciences curricula with a strong clinical orientation. Includes boxes on clinical practice and surface anatomy throughout the text, unofficial terms side by side with standard terms, and terms anglicized from Latin. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Serving as either a textbook or a review for board exams, this book provides an overview of regional anatomy, featuring clinical information, muscle and nerve tables, and plenty of color illustrations. Chapters are arranged by anatomical region, covering the thorax, abdomen, pelvis and perineum, back, lower limbs, upper limbs, head, neck, and cranial nerves. An introductory chapter covers the basics of clinical anatomy. The authors teach anatomy at the University of Ontario. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Reviewer: Rita K. Getz, PhD (Midwestern University)
Description: This is an update of a concise yet comprehensive textbook of anatomy, and has been written to guide anatomy students to the essential concepts of human anatomy. The first edition was published in 1996.
Purpose: The authors' intent was to "provide a well-illustrated text with an appropriate amount of anatomical material in a readable and interesting form." Because anatomy is a visual science, illustrations to demonstrate structures are important, and the authors have accomplished their objective.
Audience: The book is written for use by medical students and allied health students enrolled in a human anatomy course. I would consider it most appropriate for allied health students. If medical students are given comprehensive notes in their gross human anatomy course, then this book can be useful for them as well. The primary author has an established reputation for writing anatomy texts, having authored or coauthored several other respected books on the subject. The second author has received a PhD since the first edition was published.
Features: This edition has added more than 200 pages of text and illustrations since the first edition. The book uses a regional approach to study anatomy, and is replete with tables and drawings. There is a generous use of color throughout, which helps to make this a visually interesting book. Clinical information is discussed in blue and green boxes, and bold-faced terms may help students identify key concepts. An introductory chapter is written a bit too simplistically, but may help ease the student reader into the topic of anatomy. This introductory chapter also includes a good deal of histology which is useful for allied health students, but is not necessary for medical students who likely are enrolled in a separate, in-depth histology course. Because the book is directed toward presenting "essential" anatomy, some details have been sacrificed. Readers who want or need to know more are referred to alternate sources for a more in-depth presentation of anatomy.
Assessment: This revision took into account comments from students, colleagues, and reviewers. There are more diagnostic images and more clinical information which allows the student to correlate a preclinical human anatomy course with clinical experiences. All things considered, this is a useful and worthwhile contribution to the textbooks used for anatomy courses.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780683061284
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/28/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 510

Table of Contents

Preface to Second Edition
Preface to First Edition
1 Introduction to Clinical Anatomy 1
Approaches to Studying Anatomy 2
Anatomical and Medical Terminology 4
Integumentary System 5
Skeletal System 10
Muscular System 20
Cardiovascular System 26
Lymphatic System 32
Nervous System 32
Medical Imaging Techniques 48
2 Thorax 51
Thoracic Wall 52
Thoracic Cavity and Viscera 70
3 Abdomen 118
Abdominal Cavity 119
Peritoneum and Peritoneal Cavity 139
Abdominal Viscera 144
Thoracic Diaphragm 185
Posterior Abdominal Wall 192
Medical Imaging of Abdomen 204
4 Pelvis and Perineum 209
Pelvis 210
Pelvic Cavity and Viscera 222
Perineum 252
5 Back 275
Vertebral Column 276
Muscles of Back 292
Spinal Cord and Meninges 301
Medical Imaging of Back 311
6 Lower Limb 314
Bones of Lower Limb 315
Fascia, Vessels, and Nerves of Lower Limb 324
Organization of Thigh Muscles 333
Gluteal Region 345
Posterior Thigh Muscles 352
Popliteal Fossa 354
Leg 360
Foot 371
Joints of Lower Limb 379
Medical Imaging of Lower Limb 403
7 Upper Limb 405
Bones of Upper Limb 406
Superficial Structures of Upper Limb 417
Anterior Thoracoappendicular Muscles 422
Posterior Thoracoappendicular and Scapulohumeral Muscles 425
Axilla 431
Arm 442
Forearm 450
Hand 465
Joints of Upper Limb 479
Medical Imaging of Upper Limb 495
8 Head 498
Cranium 499
Face 506
Scalp 514
Cranial Meninges 516
Brain 524
Orbit 530
Temporal Region 545
Temporomandibular Joint 552
Oral Region 554
Pterygopalatine Fossa 568
Nose 572
Ear 578
Medical Imaging of Head 589
9 Neck 592
Fascia of Neck 593
Superficial and Lateral Neck Muscles 595
Triangles of Neck 598
Deep Structures of Neck 612
Lymphatics of Neck 616
Viscera of Neck 618
Medical Imaging of Neck 640
10 Review of Cranial Nerves 643
Overview of Cranial Nerves 644
Olfactory Nerve (CN I) 650
Optic Nerve (CN II) 652
Oculomotor Nerve (CN III) 654
Trochlear Nerve (CN IV) 655
Trigeminal Nerve (CN V) 655
Abducent Nerve (CN VI) 655
Facial Nerve (CN VII) 658
Vestibulocochlear Nerve (CN VIII) 661
Glossopharyngeal Nerve (CN IX) 662
Vagus Nerve (CN X) 664
Accessory Nerve (CN XI) 666
Hypoglossal Nerve (CN XII) 667
References and Suggested Readings 670
Index 671
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2000

    The simplest Anatomy book ever.

    Anatomy is always difficult to learn. With this book it's not just easy, it's interesting! With all the blue boxes giving clinical correlations, you'll always find that anatomy is really important to know and enjoyable to learn. The book manages to give everyday applications of anatomy and also features the surface anatomy pink boxes. In addition, it is very consice. Get it!

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