Gray's Anatomy

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Gray's Anatomy, published in the UK in 1858 under the original title Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical, is a detailed English textbook on human anatomy, focused on teaching medical students human anatomy for practical knowledge during surgery. This unique first edition includes more than 300 pages of illustrations by H.V. Carter, M.D. Each image is labeled with the corresponding bones, muscles, nerves, and organs. In addition, the book is separated into chapters based on the systems of the body for easy use. ...
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Overview

Gray's Anatomy, published in the UK in 1858 under the original title Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical, is a detailed English textbook on human anatomy, focused on teaching medical students human anatomy for practical knowledge during surgery. This unique first edition includes more than 300 pages of illustrations by H.V. Carter, M.D. Each image is labeled with the corresponding bones, muscles, nerves, and organs. In addition, the book is separated into chapters based on the systems of the body for easy use. While Gray's Anatomy may no longer be a suitable study guide for modern physicians, it is considered a classic work on the subject and is a great reference for those interested in the origins of the study of human anatomy.

HENRY GRAY (1827-1861) was a renowned British anatomist who studied at St George's Hospital Medical School in London. His focus was on the endocrine glands and spleen until he approached fellow colleague Henry Vandyke Carter to help him write a comprehensive and accessible anatomy textbook. The team worked for more than a year studying unclaimed cadavers to help write the text. It was published in England in 1858 and in America only one year later. Gray published the first two editions before it was acquired by Longman's in 1863, shortly after Gray's early death from smallpox.

"A high quality, luxury, leather bound reprint of the very first edition of this classic published in 1858."

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Editorial Reviews

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The British Gray's is a colorful, stylishly illustrated version of the classic anatomy reference with commentary and essays by specialists in their fields, and at nearly twice the price of the American edition one would expect no less. This current edition features the conventional divisions of study with numerous classification changes, including new sections on surface anatomy and neonatal anatomy. Much of the information provided reflects the tremendous changes and advances in molecular biology and imaging which have occurred since 1989. Includes photographs as well as diagrams and drawings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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A standard reference for more than 100 years, this book contains nearly everything you need to know about the human body -- from its simplest parts to its most complicated systems. An enlightening voyage of discovery into the nature of our bodies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616404697
  • Publisher: Cosimo
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Pages: 784
  • Sales rank: 413,467
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.73 (d)

Meet the Author


Henry Gray was an English anatomist and surgeon most notable for publishing Gray’s Anatomy -- the world’s most famous medical textbook. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society at the age of 25.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
Historical Account
1 Introduction to Human Anatomy 1
2 Cells and Tissues 17
3 Embryology and Development 91
4 Neonatal Anatomy and Growth 343
5 Integumental System 375
6 Skeletal System 425
7 Muscle 737
8 Nervous System 901
9 Haemolymphoid System 1399
10 Cardiovascular System 1451
11 Respiratory System 1627
12 Alimentary System 1683
13 Urinary System 1813
14 Reproductive System 1847
15 Endocrine System 1881
16 Surface Anatomy 1909
Bibliography 1937
Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2002

    The bible of Anatomy

    The best ever anatomy book I have seen.A great help to both teachers and students of anatomy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2001

    Great value

    This book is very informative, but only if you have a basic idea of the medical terms used. I don't recommend it to people not taking an anatomy class, or for someone who doesnt plan on pursuing a medical career.

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