- Book review
- Open Access
Review of Atlas of Human Anatomy, 4th Edition, by Frank Netter
© Ranger and Lim; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2007
- Received: 28 July 2007
- Accepted: 16 December 2007
- Published: 16 December 2007
ISBN-10 1-4160-3699-7 ISBN-13 978-1-4160-3699-9
Frank Netter's rendering of the different parts of the human body are familiar to medical students, physicians and surgeons the world over – moreover, many patients have seen them in consulting rooms. Netter produced over 4000 high quality illustrations over his career, and this atlas represents anatomical paintings from the Netter collection, now extensively revised and updated by an experienced team of consulting editors – they deserve a mention for their input into this book – Jennifer K. Brueckner, Stephen W. Carmichael, Thomas R. Gest, Noelle A. Granger, John T. Hansen and Anil H. Walji
I found this book invaluable in illuminating my understanding of complex areas of human anatomy – for example the pelvic floor and nervous systems.
Medical students and surgical trainees without doubt would benefit the most from this book, but it is a must for all health care professionals to have on their bookshelf.
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