Gray's Anatomy The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice

Gray's Anatomy
Author: Susan Standring
Release at: 2016
Pages: 2254
41st Edition
File Size: 226 MB
File Type: pdf
Language: English

Description of Gray's Anatomy The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice

In the Preface to the first edition, Henry Gray wrote that 'This Work is intended to furnish the Student and Practitioner with an accurate view of the Anatomy of the Human Body, and more especially the application of this science to Practical Surgery: We remain true to his intention. Appropriate knowledge of clinically relevant, evidence-based anatomy is an essential element in the armamentarium of a practicing clinician; indeed, If anything, the relevance of anatomy in surgery is more important now than at any other time in the past' (Tubbs, in Preface Commentary, which accompanies this volume). 

In my Preface to the fortieth edition, I intimated that the book was quite literally in danger of breaking its binding if any more pages were added. In order to avoid this unfortunate occurrence, the forty-first edition contains a significant amount of material that is exclusively electronic, in the form of 77,000 words of additional text, 300 artworks and tables, 28 videos and 24 specially invited commentaries on topics as diverse as electron microscopy and fluorescence microscopy; the neurovascular bundles of the prostate; stem cells in regenerative medicine; the anatomy of facial ageing; and technical aspects and applications of diagnostic radiology. In keeping with the expectation that anatomy should be evidence-based, the forty-first edition contains many more references in the e-book than could be included in the thirty-ninth and fortieth printed editions. 

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