ATLAS OF HUMAN ANATOMY, 4TH EDITION
Author: Frank H. Netter, MD
Bibliographic Data: Elsevier, 2006. Imprint: Saunders. ISBN: 1-4160-3699-7,596 pages, hard cover, $125.00.
Reviewer's Expert Opinion
Description: This is one of the best human anatomy atlases I have used. It is accurate and uses high-quality drawings in its extensive coverage of human anatomy. I have been using the previous edition (3rd edition, 2003) in my teaching of a medical human anatomy class. Purpose: The purpose is to provide a learning resource to students, residents, and faculty in the health sciences and related professions. With such superb quality, the book has certainly met the objective. Audience: According to the author, the book is written for students, residents, faculty, and practitioners in medicine and surgery. The book is particularly useful for medical students in their human anatomy class. The book is also very useful for anatomy instructors as a teaching aid or a reference. Dr. Netter and his successors are well known in the field of human anatomy illustration. Features: Several unique features distinguish this edition. New clinically related images in drawings, computed tomography, x-ray, and magnetic resonance images make it easier to connect anatomy to clinical application. The trunk region cross sections have moved from the back of the book to the appropriate chapters, making it easier to connect anatomy dissection with magnetic resonance imaging. The labeling on figures is very detailed, making it valuable not only for students learning anatomy, but also for professionals as a reference. The CD-ROM is extremely useful for instructors. Assessment: This is one of the best anatomy atlases. It is very useful for medical school teaching. The superb drawings are simple but accurate, clear but detailed. The addition of clinical content makes this new edition valuable.
Ming Xiaoming Zhang, PhD
(University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City)