1st Edition

Understanding Human Anatomy and Pathology An Evolutionary and Developmental Guide for Medical Students

    348 Pages 115 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    348 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Understanding Human Anatomy and Pathology: An Evolutionary and Developmental Guide for Medical Students provides medical students with a much easier and more comprehensive way to learn and understand human gross anatomy by combining state-of-the-art knowledge about human anatomy, evolution, development, and pathology in one book.

    The book adds evolutionary, pathological, and developmental information in a way that reduces the difficulty and total time spent learning gross anatomy by making learning more logical and systematic. It also synthesizes data that would normally be available for students only by consulting several books at a time.

    Anatomical illustrations are carefully selected to follow the style of those seen in human anatomical atlases but are simpler in their overall configuration, making them easier to understand without overwhelming students with visual information. The book’s organization is also more versatile than most human anatomy texts so that students can refer to different sections according to their own learning styles.

    Because it is relatively short in length and easily transportable, students can take this invaluable book anywhere and use it to understand most of the structures they need to learn for any gross anatomy course.

    About the Book

    Conserved Features of Vertebrate Embryology
    Causes and Mechanisms of Developmental Pathologies
    A Holistic Approach to Anatomy

    Head and Neck
    Head and Neck Skeletal System
    Head and Neck Neurovascular System
    Head and Neck Muscular System
    A Summary of the Head and Neck Musculoskeletal, Neurovascular, and Other Structures by Region

    Upper Limb
    Upper Limb Skeletal System
    Upper Limb Neurovascular System
    Upper Limb Muscular System

    Lower Limb
    Lower Limb Skeletal System
    Lower Limb Neurovascular System
    Lower Limb Muscular System

    Trunk Skeletal System
    Trunk Neurovascular System
    Trunk Muscular System

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    Rui Diogo , associate professor, Howard University, Washington, District of Columbia, USA Drew M. Noden , professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA Christopher M. Smith , academic medical illustrator, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York, USA Julia Molnar , postdoctoral fellow, Howard University in Washington, DC, USA Julia C. Boughner , associate professor, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada Claudia Alexandra Amorim Barrocas , graduate student in biological illustration, University of Aveiro, Portugal Joana Bruno, doctoral candidate, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

    "… [this book] helps you truly appreciate how and why our bodies have taken the form we have. My favorite thing about this book are the diagrams. They are incredibly clear and the use of color on the grey sketches to demonstrate the neurovascular supply is incredibly pleasing … a wonderful book for anyone genuinely interested in appreciating anatomy. I for one will refer to this before my lectures, to add a little ‘spice’ to my attempts to engender an understanding approach to anatomy."

    Journal of Anatomy, 2016.