Langman's Medical Embryology / Edition 12

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Overview

Langman's Medical Embryology covers embryology for medical, nursing, and health professions students with a strong clinical emphasis. The text is highly valued as a teaching and learning resource for its clinical correlation boxes, summaries, problems to solve, illustrations and clinical images, and clear, concise writing style—all of which make the subject matter accessible to students and relevant to instructors. Online material includes Simbryo—an animation program showing processes, organs, and systems developing in human embryos—as well as review questions and full text online. A separate Faculty Image Bank and PowerPoint presentations are also available.

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Harris S Goodman, MD (Saint Francis Memorial Hospital)
Description: This book presents human embryology in terms of its clinical relevance. This edition replaces and expands upon the 2009 edition.
Purpose: It is intended to provide a basic understanding of human embryology for healthcare professionals, and relate that knowledge to clinically relevant cases. It meets these objectives with clear, concise text, beautifully simple and well-designed diagrams, and relevant clinical images.
Audience: Although it is written primarily for medical students, any healthcare professionals who deal with pregnant women, childbirth, newborn infants, and patients with birth defects will find this extremely useful. T.W. Sadler, PhD, an expert in embryology and birth defects, became coauthor with the 5th edition in 1985, and ever since has kept the solid foundation of the book intact while adding new and relevant material.
Features: The first half of the book discusses general embryology, from gametogenesis through the embryonic period. The second half describes the development of each organ system. All chapters include a concise summary, captivating clinical correlates, and a small number of clinical problems to solve. Answers are provided immediately before a helpful glossary of terms and an extensive index. Diagrams are very well designed and easy to understand, and photographs are clear and relevant.
Assessment: This is an extremely useful book for any student of human embryology and human anatomy. It retains the economy of text of early editions and beautiful diagrams, supplemented by brief descriptions of newer developments in molecular pathways, relevant clinical correlates, and helpful problems with answers.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Harris S Goodman, MD (Saint Francis Memorial Hospital)
Description: This book presents human embryology in terms of its clinical relevance. This edition replaces and expands upon the 2009 edition.
Purpose: It is intended to provide a basic understanding of human embryology for healthcare professionals, and relate that knowledge to clinically relevant cases. It meets these objectives with clear, concise text, beautifully simple and well-designed diagrams, and relevant clinical images.
Audience: Although it is written primarily for medical students, any healthcare professionals who deal with pregnant women, childbirth, newborn infants, and patients with birth defects will find this extremely useful. T.W. Sadler, PhD, an expert in embryology and birth defects, became coauthor with the 5th edition in 1985, and ever since has kept the solid foundation of the book intact while adding new and relevant material.
Features: The first half of the book discusses general embryology, from gametogenesis through the embryonic period. The second half describes the development of each organ system. All chapters include a concise summary, captivating clinical correlates, and a small number of clinical problems to solve. Answers are provided immediately before a helpful glossary of terms and an extensive index. Diagrams are very well designed and easy to understand, and photographs are clear and relevant.
Assessment: This is an extremely useful book for any student of human embryology and human anatomy. It retains the economy of text of early editions and beautiful diagrams, supplemented by brief descriptions of newer developments in molecular pathways, relevant clinical correlates, and helpful problems with answers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451113426
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 12/1/2011
  • Edition description: Twelfth
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 251,930
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Embryology : old and new frontiers and an introduction to molecular regulation and signaling 3
Ch. 2 Gametogenesis : conversion of germ cells into male and female gametes 11
Ch. 3 First week of development : ovulation to implantation 31
Ch. 4 Second week of development : bilaminar germ disc 45
Ch. 5 Third week of development : trilaminar germ disc 55
Ch. 6 Third to eighth weeks : the embryonic period 67
Ch. 7 Third month to birth : the fetus and placenta 89
Ch. 8 Birth defects and prenatal diagnosis 111
Ch. 9 Skeletal system 125
Ch. 10 Muscular system 143
Ch. 11 Body cavities 151
Ch. 12 Cardiovascular system 159
Ch. 13 Respiratory system 195
Ch. 14 Digestive system 203
Ch. 15 Urogenital system 229
Ch. 16 Head and neck 257
Ch. 17 Central nervous system 285
Ch. 18 Ear 317
Ch. 19 Eye 325
Ch. 20 Integumentary system 335
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2003

    At long last...

    I first bought Moore's Embryology for the colorful pictures and the easy-to-read font but I soon realised that although the illustrations were good for those of us that depend on a pictorial memory, the text that accompanied it didn't completely explain some of the more complicated concepts and a few of the pictures are also apparently incorrect. I started falling back when everyone with Larsen seemed to love Embryo and I hated it 4 weeks into session. I then got myself a Larsen but soon realised that it too wasn't the book for me (although I know many that swear by it). Larsen, I found was very repetitive and I'd often find myself reading a near-identical paragraph two pages on from one I'd just read. I also found that Larsen tends to deviate from a topic through his paragraphs and talks about other things that would happen at that particular stage of development (which is good in some cases but gets annoying when you'd like to take one structure and follow it through from the beginning to the end without being confused by OTHER things that are happening at the same time) I then stumbled across Langman in the histology lab when I saw the lab assistant using it. Since I found myself once again confused with Embryo, I bought a Langman while on holiday in Sri Lanka for half the price and never looked back. Langman clearly compartmentalizes the topics and minimizes deviating onto other structures while describing the development one concerned unless it is directly relevant. I found it much clearer and easier to understand. Unlike the clutter of images that Larsen would leave in my head, Langman left a smooth chain of thought which was easy to recall. I also found that Langman's summaries at the end of each chapter (although not being as comprehensive as Larsen's) were still pretty good. It also had some information that was not in either Larsen or Moore. But above all, it takes the biscuit for its simple yet awesome three-dimensional CG diagrams, that are unbeatable for those of us who are poor at 3D visualization (ATARI over PS2 anyday!!). The diagrams are perfect for a comprehensive picture of the 7 pages of text that I'd have to sift through if I read Larsen. It also has really good clinical correlations and photographs of numerous congenital diseases and abnormalities. Overall, I'd reccomend this book as my first choice for an embryo text book. It took me nearly 3 sessions to find out the hard way; don't make the same mistake I did. Anyone wanna buy my Moore's? Cheers...

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