Knights of Walpurgis

Gray’s Anatomy

In Uncategorized on October 2, 2011 at 11:06 am

To read or not to read? That is the question. I borrowed a book which I fancied for quite some time to see what the fuss is all about. The book was Gray’s Anatomy. This book, or rather, tome, is quite legendary for its comprehensive account of the human anatomy. It runs for more than 2000 pages and it is quite a challenge reading because of its completeness. Every part is described in relation to another part which makes it very difficult to visualize even with the help of three atlases (one paperbound, two soft copies). Even the illustrations do not seem to make it easier because the structures described are not even in the same illustrations. I do not recommend reading this book as the primary anatomy textbook. It could be a good review after studying the topic in another book and this makes it a lot easier understanding the concepts found in the book.

I have been trying to find ebook versions of Gray’s Anatomy 40th edition but I only manage to find a CHM file not a PDF file. The 39th edition, however, has a PDF version which is almost half a gigabyte large. I would really want to own this tome of a book someday. This book would surely be a great read for doctors and especially surgeons. Now, I will go back to studying the textbook and see if I can absorb something within this short span of time. Or maybe I’ll just get some sleep LOL.

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