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Human Osteology and Skeletal Radiology
An Atlas and Guide

ISBN 9780849319013
Published November 29, 2004 by CRC Press
448 Pages 637 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Human Osteology and Skeletal Radiology: An Atlas and Guide features nearly 700 photographs, line drawings, and radiographs demonstrating individual bones, or collections of bones, from both a distant perspective and more detailed angles. This atlas of skeletal anatomy covers general and specific anatomic terms, includes comparative images of bones in photographic and radiographic form to aid in recognition, and notes important comparisons among adult, juvenile, and fetal bones. It discusses each bone on an individual basis and describes how to "side" bones and identify fragments.

Intended as a field guide for investigations and a lab guide in gross anatomy and skeletal specimen studies, this atlas provides easy and rapid identification of bone material. It takes you far beyond the bare bones of anatomy to aid in skeletal recognition in any situation.

Table of Contents

Anatomical Terms of Direction and Osteologic Terminology
Individual Skull Bones
The Hyoid and Spine
The Sternum and Ribs
The Shoulder and Upper Limb
Lower Extremities
Resources, References and Index

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"The incorporation of a radiological aspect with the traditional photographic and graphic approaches is long overdue and makes this a valuable addition to the reference library of any skeletal or forensic anthropologist."
Thomas D. Holland, Ph.D., Scientific Director, Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command Central Identification Laboratory, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawai'i , USA

"…provides readers with a user-friendly and hands-on approach to identifying and siding all elements of the human skeleton. One advantage of this text over others is its clarity of skeletal landmarks as depicted in large photographs. Another advantage is the layout of the chapters in a commonsense way that minimizes the 'seek and find' approach common to many texts. I will certainly add this to my personal library and use it as a required text in my forensic anthropology class. …combines all of the essential elements in one text."
Robert W. Mann, Ph.D., Deputy Scientific Director, Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, Central Identification Laboratory, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawai'i , USA

"…this unique atlas should be valuable to any student or practitioner requiring a reference work on human skeletal anatomy and radiology. …This atlas speaks well of their experience and expertise. …A further useful aspect of the volume is its systematic presentation of bones from both sides of the body… .In sum, this is a well-designed atlas, useful for the student, the educator, and the practitioner alike. The images, whether photographic, plain x-ray, CT scan, or MRI, are of universal high quality throughout."
-Journal of Forensic Science, Vol. 50, No. 5, Sept. 2005

"Human Osteology and Skeletal Radiology: An Atlas and Guide is an exquisitely illustrated atlas with clearly reproduced and well-labeled photographs and radiographs printed on high-quality glossy paper. This book follows in the fine tradition that we have come to expect from other CRC Press publications. …I believe that this atlas will make an important addition to the anatomical atlases currently in use in gross anatomy and particularly human osteology courses. I congratulate the authors on this scholarly and well-produced piece of work, and I plan to recommend it to my own medical and dental school gross anatomy classes next year."
American Journal of Human Biology, Vol. 17, Issue 5, Sept/Oct 2005

"What differentiates this book from other anatomical textbooks is the inclusion of a large number of plain film radiographs, CT scans and MR images, in addition to line drawings and photographs of individual bones or anatomical structures consisting of several bones. It also differs in the absence of long paragraphs of text, an intentional omission so as to make the atlas more 'user friendly'. …many of the photographs are beautifully detailed and well labeled."
-International Journal of Osteoarchaeology