Anatomy Recall 2nd is a concise, affordable, pocket-sized review of the fundamentals of human anatomy
Anatomy Recall 2nd was written by medical students, physicians, and anatomists specifically for use during a first-year gross anatomy course and as a review for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step I. While there are certainly a wealth of gross anatomy texts available, most are better suited for reference than for mastery of the basic anatomy required to be a suc- cessful medical student and physician, It is our intention that Anatomy Recall and an atlas are all you will need for a comprehensive study of basic anatomy.
Anatomy Recall is arranged in the extremely successful question-and-answer format that defines the entire Recall series-a format that emphasizes active acquisition of knowledge, rather than passive absorption of it. Where appro- priate, simple figures have been included to supplement the text material. Each chapter concludes with a “power review” that covers the most important and frequently tested facts in each subject area. These power reviews are ideal for a quick review prior to an anatomy examination, a board examination, or a surgery clerkship.
Anatomy is an exciting yet demanding course. It is important to have a text that is comprehensive yet readable and emphasizes (and reemphasizes) key points. A thorough initial study of anatomy will continue to reward you through- out a lifetime of clinical practice. It is our hope that Anatomy Recall 2nd will prove to be an invaluable tool for mastering the subject of anatomy.