Clinically Oriented Anatomy, 6h Edition


Keith L. Moore, PhD, FIAC., FRSM, FAAA., Professor Emeritus In Division Of Anatomy, DO Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, University Of Toronto, Canada.
Arthur F. Dalley II, PhD, Professor, DO Cell And Developmental Biology, Director, Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine, Adjunct Professor For Anatomy, Belmont University School Of Physical Therapy, US
Anne M. R. Agur, BSc (OT), MSc., PhD, Professor, Division Of Anatomy, Department Of Surgery, Faculty Of Medicine, Graduate Department Of Dentistry, University Of Toronto, Canada

Book Description

Clinically Oriented Anatomy, Sixth Edition, provides first-year medical and allied health students with the clinically oriented anatomical information that they need in study and practice. This best-selling textbook is renowned for its comprehensive coverage of anatomy, presented as it relates to the practice of medicine, dentistry, and physical therapy.

The Sixth Edition features a modified interior design with new and improved artwork that further enhances the user-friendliness of the text. The clinical Blue Boxes—with topical coverage of health, clinical procedures, physical examination, and development— are now grouped to reduce interruption of text and are categorized with icons to promote easier comprehension of clinical information. The Bottom Line summaries have been refined to clearly call out key points for quick study.

A companion Website offers the fully searchable text, interactive USMLE-style questions, and video animations. Online faculty resources include an Image Bank, Test Generator, and Course Outlines.

Customer Reviews

Incredible anatomy text, January 28, 2010

Clinically Oriented Anatomy is, without a doubt, the best anatomy text I have come across thus far. And at this point, I’ve got a shelf full of anatomy books. The writing is very clear and in nearly every passage, easy to follow. Sometimes the descriptions get a bit confusing if you aren’t comfortable yet with anatomical orientation (superomedial, aborad, etc) but that will come with any anatomy text – it’s part of the process of learning anatomy. The passages are far more easy to read than Gray’s Anatomy for Students, and the blue box clinical correlates and sectional summaries do an excellent job tying things together. At the end of a given section, I always find myself coming away with a very solid understanding of the material I’ve just read.

It has been mentioned in other comments that the illustrations are not the best. And I agree with that. But this is a text, not an atlas, and therein lies the difference. The illustrations are meant to provide general orientation and understanding. The illustrations in Gray’s Anatomy for Students are generally better than in this book, but they pale in comparison to any of the real atlases out there in content and detail. For true details and spatial comprehension, you need a real atlas. I’m preferential to Thieme for illustrations (the neurovasculature illustrations are just incredible) and Rohen for photographic images.

Combine a great text with one or two great atlases. That’s the only way to truly learn anatomy.

Not so great, August 16, 2010
 I don’t see how this book has almost five stars. In my first semester med school anatomy class everyone had this textbook (as it was recommended by the school). After the first month maybe 2 students still used it (out of 100 students). If you already know your anatomy and have a strong background, then this book will be great. If you are new to the game then all you really need is the gray’s students edition for the introduction, the netters atlas for clarification, and the brs for details.Dont be fooled by the whole ‘clinically oriented’ part, it’s not as great as you think. The brs will explain these same fractures/diseases much faster and clearer…on top of that the brs online aspect supplies MANY more questions. AVOID.
Best anatomy textbook, August 25, 2009
If you have time, you should read this textbook in order to completely understand clinical anatomy. If you don’t have time (like most of us), then the blue boxes are indispensable. The pictures throughout the text are a great complement to Netter’s atlas. Great text!

Product Details

  • Paperback: 1168 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 6th edition (February 9, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781775256
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781775250
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 8.6 x 1.6 inches


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