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Atlas of Human Anatomy (Netter Basic Science)

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Atlas of Human Anatomy uses Frank H. Netter, MD's detailed illustrations to demystify this often intimidating subject, providing a coherent, lasting visual vocabulary for understanding anatomy and how it applies to medicine. This 5th Edition features a stronger clinical focus-with new diagnostic imaging examples-making it easier to correlate anatomy with practice. Student ...more
Paperback, 6th edition, 624 pages
Published May 2010 by Saunders (first published 1989)
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Aug 08, 2012 Dinjolina rated it it was amazing
I love this book!
I really do.
:holds it close to her hart:

It made my dreams come true! did not.
I actually hated it when I had to learn the basics of Anatomy in my first year of medicine.
It was as much fun as that plastic brain I had.
(On my desk - not as my regular brain substitution, mind you!)

Any way, even thou –at the time- I had a nausea attack as soon as I saw it, I now praise it.
And I was!
It's a good book to consult on many issues.
It was be
Jun 22, 2009 Evan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Netterer's sort of a douche -- can't help signing his name to every page and spelling it out in acrostics and reminding you of his many degrees (I think in his author photo he's wearing a tshirt printed with his CV) -- but his work is fantastic: his drawings capture the real appearance of the meat so that if/when you look at an actual body, you can identify its parts without much trouble. As importantly, he thinks carefully about point of view: the angles of his illustrations allow you to see ho ...more
Aug 10, 2007 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a medical illustrator, this is one of more unrealistic and highly inaccurate atlases out there. Although most in the medical profession see it as their bible, there are much better anatomy books out there! Don't get me wrong, the pictures are very pretty and colorful, but as a reference you're much better off with Thieme, Clemente, or even Grant.
Jan 10, 2009 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book. If you want to know what your body looks like from inside, this is the book to have. Helps you understand-visually-the inner workings of your body.
Turki Almalki
Mar 04, 2012 Turki Almalki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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طبعا الرسام والطبيب والجراح الكبير فرانك نتر وضع بصماته على هذا الكتاب العظيم
وجعل التشريح مبسط مع الصور بكافة تفاصيلها
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الإعجاز فيه انه مرسوم بالإيد ، و دقيق جدا جدا جدا لأبعد الحدود ، الأطلس دا تحفة فنية
Kristie Ennis
Nov 23, 2014 Kristie Ennis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: print-reference
Atlas of human anatomy (5th ed.). (2011). Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders/Elsevier.

Type of Resource: Geographical/Atlas

Review By: Kristie Hofelich Ennis

Content/Scope: Covering the entire human body, this "atlas" offers students studying in the medical field up-to-date images that correlate to current diagnostics and practice. The student online access code allows for an even deeper study of anatomy as needed, and study tools as well.

Accuracy/Authority/Bias: This is a fifth edition text; the illustra
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Of course with this Altas ,"read" isn't an appropriate word ,but it should be "Studied" .. :D
It was my best friend during the whole 2 years of studying Anatomy ,and i think it always will be my favorite reference .
Aug 05, 2013 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: med-books
I used this book mainly in my anatomy classes of pre-clinical years in med school. It is especially helpful when preparing for and reviewing dissections. It is certainly the most popular book among students in my program and it would be hard to imagine gross lab without its ubiquitous presence, though I personally found it sometimes lacking in content (maybe my expectations were too optimistic).
The material is presented in a clear way, and the drawings are fairly realistic. My main complaint wou
Finally done, yay! I love basically anything to do with human anatomy, so this book has been my bedtime story for a while (nerd. yes, I can hear you saying it). Illustrations are incredibly well done, and while the whole concept of a human body is very complicated, I really felt like I understood this. Wonderful!
Jul 15, 2013 Omar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ohhh I really like this book
its really a book from an artist
I used it PROGRAM WITH which I highly recommend its amazing
Quang Nhật
Jul 05, 2012 Quang Nhật rated it it was amazing
Shelves: medical-books
Attached to my school life as a first-year medical student.
Perfect for learning and understanding human anatomy.
Erika E S
Sep 02, 2015 Erika E S rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: education
Te ayuda a esclarecer ciertas dudas que tienes tras leer texto y más texto en anatomía. Si te gustan los colores, es una gran apuesta para hacer un buen repaso.
Maha Balouch
Jan 17, 2013 Maha Balouch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: textbook
This helped me ace all the practical exams in my anatomy lab classes!
Apr 30, 2008 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Netter rocks. 'nuf said!
Jun 16, 2012 Robyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bought for pharmacy school, used *a lot* during the Anatomy class & lab. It was great study material for the Anatomy Lab Practical during our 5 lab trips to the Med School Morgue.

One memory worth sharing:
During lunch of the last of our anatomy morgue labs (Endocrine, Urinary, & Reproduction), I was at a table w/ some of my pharmacy school friends (mostly the ladies of various nationalities & home countries). One of my friends who grew up in Texas, said, "In Texas, we've been studying
Feb 06, 2011 pchan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a classic. Rightly so.

Frank Netter's artistic renditions of the human body are the mainstay of the book. They're excellent, particularly if you appreciate art.

People have said there are some inaccuracies but so far I haven't found any. But it's quite possible I haven't looked hard enough.

Nevertheless I think this book is more than sufficient for any medical student to learn the fundamentals of human anatomy. I would think the inaccuracies matter more for anatomists than med students.
I got this book when I was taking anatomy classes because everyone in my class was like ZOMG you gotta get this book the illustrations are amazing and everything will be so much easier to study than from our textbook illustrations. So I found a used copy and the pictures were very detailed, but if you don't study and you don't grasp how the blood system works, nothing is going to help so just fill out a job application to be a desk filling admin assistant.
Nov 23, 2014 Maryam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: medicine-books
Deemed to be essential for all medical students by a lot of people. It is very helpful and I recommend it. I find the diagrams of nerve innervated areas to be particularly helpful.
Feb 02, 2014 Dudegreen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The quintessential anatomy textbook. His drawings are legendary and one of a kind. I have his illustrations burned into my brain as the cornerstone of my anatomy knowledge base. A must have for all physicians.
It's rather inaccurate to say I'm reading this, though the illustrations are thoroughly labelled. This is really an exquisite picture book about the human body. One doesn't so much read it as study the gorgeous drawings.

I'm taking an advanced anatomy class right now, which is incredibly challenging, and this book has been a lifesaver. When I haven't had time to spend time in the lab outside of class, this book has helped me to learn and re-learn all the muscles and nerves and vessels, etc.

R.W. Clark
Oct 15, 2015 R.W. Clark rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well ... not exactly read, but looked at repeatedly. It is eminently lookable for an anatomy book!
Marjo Pitkänen
Jul 24, 2014 Marjo Pitkänen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have a bit older version, And the one thing I'm missing are the latin terms, which could be easily added.
I want to read this book, because I must develop my knowledge about the anatomy of human body.
Jan 08, 2016 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am really satisfied with this anatomy book. Very good for medicine students ;)

Tomás Costa
Apr 17, 2014 Tomás Costa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Obra prima, grande conteúdo lírico com uma grande lição de vida. Poeticamente explícito
نائلة حلتوت
Aug 08, 2015 نائلة حلتوت rated it it was amazing
مكنني هذا الكتاب من بذل أقل جهد ممكن لحفظ ما تيسر الأناتومي وفهمها :)
Haibar Zair
Jul 15, 2014 Haibar Zair rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You have to love Netter. You just have to . He's a life saver !!
Mohamed Elbanna
Feb 28, 2014 Mohamed Elbanna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
the ultimate master piece especially when you know that it's hand-drawn.
Kazi Raquibul Islam
World's most trusted atlas for human anatomy!
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Frank H. Netter (25 April 1906-17 September 1991) was an artist, physician, and most notably, a leading medical illustrator. He was also a Fellow of The New York Academy of Medicine.

Frank Henry Netter was born in Manhattan at 53rd Street and Seventh Avenue, and grew up wanting to be an artist. In high school, he obtained a scholarship to study at the National Academy of Design, doing so at night w
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