1st Edition

Anatomy Regional, Surgical, and Applied

Edited By Qassim F. Baker, Philip J. Adds Copyright 2023
    296 Pages 225 Color & 145 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    296 Pages 225 Color & 145 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    296 Pages 225 Color & 145 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    An easy-to-read book written by students for students, edited by senior clinicians and anatomy academics, with contributions from leading anatomists and clinicians. Anatomical facts are correlated with clinical settings, especially medical emergencies, and important points are highlighted with clear learning points. The text is supplemented by diagrams and images, which form an essential part of this book. It covers the students’ learning objectives in undergraduate anatomy curricula and helps in preparing them for practical and written exams. It forms a solid foundation for future clinical exams based on the knowledge of anatomical facts in a clinical setting.

    Key Features
    • Presents a concise, accessible guide to regional and clinically applied anatomy, which clearly demonstrates to students the level of knowledge required for medical and healthcare-related curricula
    • Uses high-quality clinical and intraoperative images integrated into the text to emphasizes important topics through bullet points
    • Features logically arranged sections, each devoted to a body region or system, which includes a self-test quiz, with the single best answer and spotter-style questions

    Section One: Neuroanatomy
    Richard Dyball, Valentina Gnoni

    Section Two: Anatomy of the  Head and Neck
    Qassim Baker, David Sunnucks, Georga Longhurst

    Section Three: Anatomy of the Upper Limb
    Philip Adds, Joanna Tomlinson

    Section Four: Anatomy of the Thorax
    Qassim Baker, Mohammed Al Janabi

    Section Five: Anatomy of the Abdomen
    Qassim Baker, David Sunnucks

    Section Six: Anatomy of the Pelvis and Perineum
    Paul Carter, Qassim Baker, Philip Adds

    Section Seven: Anatomy of the Lower Limb
    Philip Adds, Joanna Tomlinson


    Qassim F. Baker, MBChB FRCS (Eng.), has been an international and UK examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England since 2015, and before that was an examiner and tutor for the Iraqi Medical Specialisation Board (1996–2004). He was previously Professor of Surgery at two universities in Malaysia (2013–2016); Assistant Professor at the Department of Surgery, Medical College, University of Baghdad; and Head of the Department of Surgery at two teaching hospitals in Iraq between 1990–2004.

    Philip J. Adds, BSc MSC FAS FIBMS SFHEA, retired in 2021 as Reader in Anatomical Sciences and Head of Anatomy at St. George’s, University of London. He has had over 20 years of experience teaching anatomy to medical and other students of healthcare sciences, and has published widely, with over 50 peer-reviewed papers, specialising in musculoskeletal anatomy and the detailed anatomy of the orbit. He is a Fellow of the Anatomical Society, Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science, and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

    The chapter [on neuroanatomy] is, in a nutshell, a sound basic introduction to what, in an ideal world, medical students should know of neuroanatomy to allow them to become safe clinicians.

    - Prof. Richard Dyball, University of Cambridge, and Examiner at the Royal College of Surgeons, England

    The book is well-organized, with clear sections to help learners understand the complex relationships between different body parts. In a field that undergoes continuous progress, the textbook includes most up-to-date  information. […] It is very useful book, I enjoyed reading it, and it is excellent effort in the field of Anatomy  medical education.

    - Dr.Anam Rasheed Al- Salihi, Professor Emeritus Of Anatomy, Histology & Embryology, College of Medicine Al- Nahrain University

    The authors have skilfully balanced the inclusion of essential anatomical knowledge with clinical relevance, highlighting important clinical correlations, such as common pathologies, surgical considerations, and diagnostic approaches. This integration of clinical information is particularly beneficial for students and practitioners seeking to apply their anatomical understanding in a real-world context.
    Furthermore, the book's approachable language and writing style make it accessible to readers at various levels of anatomical expertise. Complex anatomical terminology is explained with clarity, and key concepts are reinforced through clinical snippets and practical examples. Additionally, the inclusion of review questions and self-assessment exercises are immersed within certain chapters and there is a self-assessment with data interpretation style questions situated at the end of each chapter facilitates active learning and self-evaluation.


    Dr David Sunnucks
    Head of Anatomy, Queen Mary University, Malta

    Written by students for students, this book would be useful as a revision aid for those who have already completed an anatomy teaching course. It is not intended to be comprehensive but includes all the basic facts required in a general anatomy programme. The frequent insertion of Clinical Notes, with accompanying medical images, reminds students of the relevance of anatomy to future medical practice. The diagrams are simple enough for students to be able to reproduce for themselves in learning, revision, and examinations. The quiz questions are useful for helping students recall, understand, and apply the facts and concepts that they have learned, as well as assessing their progress in a specific topic. Each region has a simple, regular layout that is easy to navigate.

    Prof. Cecilia Brassett , University of Cambridge and Examiner at the Royal College of Surgeons, England