Gray's Clinical Photographic Dissector of the Human Body: with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

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Gray’s Clinical Photographic Dissector of the Human Body, by Drs. Marios Loukas, Brion Benninger, and R. Shane Tubbs, helps you take a clinical approach to the study of anatomy. This unique dissection guide uses full-color photographs rather than anatomical drawings to orient you more quickly in the lab, and points out the clinical significance of each structure and every dissection you make. You will also find valuable information on several emergency procedures used today to further reinforce the clinical correlations. With 1,300+ photos, this resource is a great way to learn or review anatomy and its relevance to clinical practice.

  • Easily relate anatomy structures to clinical conditions and procedures.
  • Perform dissections with confidence by comparing the 1,350 full-color photographs to the cadavers you study.
  • Understand the pertinent anatomy for 18 common emergency procedures such as lumbar puncture and knee aspiration.
  • Depend on the same level of accuracy and thoroughness that have made Gray’s Anatomy the defining reference on this complex subject, thanks to the expertise of Dr. Marios Loukas, a leading authority in the world of clinical anatomy.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Mike J Green, BS, BFA (Midwestern University)
Description: This dissector wonderfully combines the strengths of a photographic atlas with the simple step-by-step approach expected of any worthwhile dissector.
Purpose: The book fills a gaping void in the available dissector selections by providing anatomy students with actual human images for the process of human dissection. The distinct merit of this book is that it provides the framework of anatomic dissection alongside real images of performed dissection. This provides students with not only a firmer grasp of anatomy, but also a more supportive framework to explore the human body from the outside in. This is a welcome addition to the instructional books that guide students through this difficult area.
Audience: This is a helpful and needed resource for health sciences students taking a gross anatomy course.
Features: It begins with an efficient description of the techniques and methods for dissection that are referenced throughout the book, providing the required skill set to accomplish the tasks required. For each of the more technical dissections, highlighted text suggests tips and alternative approaches to locate/expose required structures. Clinical vignettes are welcome, both to add interest to the units and to refocus on the humanity that is often lost during a dissection.
Assessment: I wish I could have used this book when I took gross anatomy. It is a welcome combination of the two-book system my peers and I used — one photographic atlas and one diagrammatic dissector. As medical students, we live on details and technicalities. When I took anatomy, we spent an inappropriate amount of time trying to match the drawings of anatomical structures to the cadaver at hand. One of the strengths of this atlas is a well-defined ratio of text to photographs. While traditional dissectors rely on dotted lines and artistic renderings, this photographic dissector offers a follow-along flip-book to dissection. Although the Rohen photographic atlas (Color Atlas of Anatomy: A Photographic Study of the Human Body, 7th edition, Rohen et al. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011)) is the medical student standard for cadaveric comparison, what it lacks is any useful information for the steps required to reveal the showcased structures. This photographic dissector is superior to both the standard dissector and the photographic atlas in the way that each section carefully maintains an anatomical landmark in each stepwise dissection photograph, helping in students' orientation to the evolving dissection views. I hope the second edition of this dissector incorporates some of the traditional diagrammatic methods. While I would still choose this dissector over any of the others available, as photographs are infinitely superior to artist renditions, I would still benefit from the occasional overlaid guidelines, instructional arrows, or other schematics adding instructional graphics to some of the more challenging dissections. Lastly, while there are lengthy descriptions and numerous labels in each image, I hope that the second edition will include bolding of the terms that are the new focus in the image sequence.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437724172
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Series: Gray's Anatomy
  • Pages: 440
  • Sales rank: 986,891
  • Product dimensions: 9.28 (w) x 10.16 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Chair and Professor in the Department of Anatomical Sciences at St. George’s University who has written extensively in the field of anatomy and on the peripheral nerves.

Dr. Tubbs is lead researcher in Pediatric Neurosurgery and a faculty member in the Division of Neurosurgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he teaches neuroanatomy to neurosurgical residents. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Clinical Anatomy, is author/editor of multiple books, and is a new editor for the 41st edition of Gray’s Anatomy.

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Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Dissection Lab Materials and Instruments

Section 1 Back

Chapter 2 The Muscles of the Back and the Scapula

Chapter 3 Suboccipital Triangle and Spinal Cord

Clinical Applications: Back

Section 2 Thorax

Chapter 4 Pectoral Region and Breast

Chapter 5 Lungs, Removal of the Heart and Posterior Mediastinum

Chapter 6 The Heart

Clinical Applications: Thorax

Section 3 Upper Limb

Chapter 7 The Axilla and Arm

Chapter 8 The Forearm (Antebrachium)

Chapter 9 The Hand

Clinical Applications: Upper Limb

Section 4 Abdomen

Chapter 10 The Anterior Abdominal Wall

Chapter 11 Peritoneal Cavity

Chapter 12 Gastrointestinal Tract

Chapter 13 The Posterior Abdominal Wall

Clinical Applications: Abdomen

Section 5 Pelvis and Perineum

Chapter 14 Pelvis

Chapter 15 The Perineum

Clinical Applications: Pelvis Perineum

Section 6 Lower Limb

Chapter 16 Gluteal Region

Chapter 17 The Thigh

Chapter 18 The Leg

Chapter 19 The Foot

Clinical Applications: Lower Limb

Section 7 Head and Neck

Chapter 20 The Neck

Chapter 21 The Face

Chapter 22 The Infratemporal Fossa

Chapter 23 Calvaria, Dural Venous Sinuses, Brain and Cranial Nerves

Chapter 24 The Orbit

Chapter 25 The Ear

Chapter 26 The Nasal Cavity

Chapter 27 The Pharynx and Oral Cavity

Chapter 28 The Larynx

Chapter 29 The Retropharyngeal Region and Pharynx

Clinical Applications: Head and Neck

Appendix: Answers to Test Yourself

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