Grants Atlas of Anatomy reaches students worldwide with its realistic dissection illustrations, detailed surface anatomy photos
Grants Atlas of Anatomy 13th Edition has, lke Its predecessors, required Intense research, market Input, and creativity. It Is not enough to rely on a solld reputa- don; with each new edition, we have adapted and changed manry aspects of the Aflas while maintaining the commitment to pedagogical excellence and anatomical reallsm that has enriched Its long hlstory. Medical and health scl- ences education, and the role of anatomy instruction and application within it, continually evolve to reflect new teaching approaches and educational mod- els. The health care system itself is changing, and the skills and knowledge that future health care practitioners must master are changing along with It. Finally, technologic advances in publishing, particularty in online resources and electronic media, have transformed the way students access content and the methods by which educators teach content. All of these developments have shaped the vision and directed the execution of this thirteenth edition of Grant’s Atlas, as evidenced by the following key features.
Classic “Grant’s” images updated for today’s students. A unique feature of Grants Atlas of Anatomy is that, rather than providing an idealized view of human anat- omy, the classic |llustrations represent actual dissections that the student can directly compare with specimens in the lab. Because the original models used for these illustrations were real cadavers, the accuracy of these illustrations is unparalleled, offering students the best introduction to anatomy possible. Over the years and in this edition, we have made many changes to the illustrations to match the shifting expectations of students, adding more vibrant colors and updating the style. All figures were carefully analyzed to ensure that label placement remained effective and that the illustration’s relevance was still clear.
Schematic illustrations. Full-color schematic illustrations and orientation figures supplement the dissection figures to clarify anatomical concepts, show the relationships of structures, and give an overview of the body region being studied. The illustrations conform to Dr. Grant’s admonition to “keep it simple”: extraneous labels were deleted, and some labels were added to identify key structures and make the illustrations as useful as possible to students.
Legends with easy-to-find clinical applications. Admittedly, artwork is the focus of any atlas; however, the Grant’s legonds have long been considered a unique and valuable feature of the Atlas. The observations and comments that accompany the illustrations draw attention to salient points and significant structures that might otherwise escape notice. Their purpose is to interpret the illustrations willhout providing exhauustive description. Readablity, clarity, and practicality were emphasized in the editing of this edition. Clinical comments, which deliver practical “pearls” that link anatomic lealures with their signif- cance in health care practice.