THIEME Atlas of Anatomy: Head and Neuroanatomy


  • Michael Schuenke,  M.D., Ph.D., Institute  of Anatomy Christian  Albrecht  University Kiel;
  • Erik  Schulte,  M.D., Department of Anatomy and  Cell  Biology johannes Gutenberg  University
  • Udo Schumacher,  M.D., FRCPath, CBiol,  FIBiol,  DSc, Institute  of Anatomy II: Experimental  Morphology Center for  Experimental  Medicine University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Book Description

Praise for the THIEME Atlas of Anatomy: Head and Neuroanatomy:Comprehensive coverage of neuroanatomy describes isolated structures and also situates these structures within the larger functional systems…It is a must-have book.–ADVANCE for Physical Therapists & PT Assistants

Setting a new standard for the study of anatomy, the THIEME Atlas of Anatomy, with access to PLUS, is more than a collection of anatomical images–it is an indispensable resource for anyone who works with the human body.


  • An innovative, user-friendly format in which each two-page spread presents a self-contained guide to a specific topic
  • 1,182 original, full-color illustrations present comprehensive coverage of neuroanatomy to skillfully guide the reader through the anatomy of the head, from cranial bones, ligaments, and joints, to muscles, cranial nerves, topographical anatomy, and the anatomy of sensory organs
  • Hundreds of clinical applications emphasize the vital link between anatomical structure and function
  • Expertly rendered cross-sections, x-rays, and CT and MRI scans vividly demonstrate clinical anatomy
  • Clearly labeled images help the reader easily identify each structure
  • Summary tables appear throughout — ideal for rapid review
  • A scratch-off code provides access to Winking PLUS, featuring over 600 full-color anatomy illustrations and radiographs, labels-on, labels-off functionality, and timed self-tests

The THIEME Atlas of Anatomy series also features General Anatomy and Musculoskeletal System and Neck and Internal Organs. Each atlas is available in softcover and hardcover and includes access to PLUS.

Use the Head and Neuroanatomy Image Collection to enhance your lectures and presentations; illustrations can be easily imported into presentation software and viewed with or without labeling.

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Editorial Reviews


The perfect combination of information and ease of use. It combines concise explanatory text with terrific illustrations and applications for any clinical setting…This atlas has the most beautiful, precise anatomical pictures. It is a must-have book for people who learn more and better by seeing structures rather than just reading about them. Students as well as seasoned therapists will benefit from the information in this text.–ADVANCE for Physical Therapists & PT AssistantsIt was a pleasure to review this atlas…The authors have done a superb job of combining excellent, high-quality illustrations with clinical correlations, informational tables, and teaching points…A comprehensive text…Beneficial to any student who is seeking beginning, as well as additional, knowledge in the areas of the head and neuroanatomy…An excellent atlas for the physical therapy student enrolled in a neurorehabilitation or neuroscience course due to the excellent illustrations, pertinent clinical correlations, and explanatory/summarizing tables contained in each chapter…An excellent reference for the faculty member teaching within this content area as well as the clinician working in neurorehabilitation.–Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical TherapyBeautifully illustrated…outstanding…It is virtually impossible to describe in words how impressive the drawings are throughout the book…The drawings are all in color and are superb. This excellently crafted atlas…should be on the shelves of all those in the clinical neurosciences…its value [is] immediately apparent…highly recommend[ed].–American Journal of NeuroradiologyUses extensive illustrations, explanatory text and tables to cover a wide range of topics on the head and the central nervous system.–PhysiotherapyThis is a wonderfully illustrated anatomy text which is well organized, easy to read and access. Hundreds of beautiful color plates in a field where a picture speaks a thousand words. If you like anatomy, this is a text you must have.–Journal of the American Association of Forensic Dentists

Customer Reviews

The Best Atlas EVER!!!!!!October 21, 2010

People if you out to learn anatomy, please do not think you can get a All-in-One anatomy atlas that contains EVERYTHING. It is simply not possible because of the depth of the subject.
Anatomy is not simple. One has to “imagine” every anatomical detail in one’s brain without actually seeing things in 3-D.
There are a lot of Netter’s enthusiasts, but let me assure you that you have to see the art-work and beauty of this atlas.The drawings are PHENOMENAL and you dont get even 20 % quality of pics in those “Look inside this book” options on Thieme website or on Google book reviews and other sites.
The other good thing about this atlas is that gives an “overall” views for various systems eg arterial, venous systems for various systems. This atlas “gets close to the tree, but never loses the sight of the forest”. And thats what you need when you are studying anatomy to be a good doctor-Never lose the perspective; Never forget the BIGGER picture.
I already have a Sobotta and I am going to buy the other two in the series (Neck and Internal Organs and General Anatomy and Musculoskeletal System). If I knew about this atlas I probably would have gone for it earlier (I still would have gone for Sobotta since that is a great one too). I have always seen Netter’s around and I have never liked it. I think it is overrated and people cant spend on THREE atlas series but guys let me assure you—> this atlas is the REAL deal.
There are some descriptions as well as but that is superficial and still you have to read proper text book (eg Keith L Moore etc).
Another strength is the clinical correlates with regional anatomy which is really helpful for students .
I am planing to do a video review of this atlas comparing it will Sobotta since many people are not aware of these gems but till then!!!!
Best of Luck.

The Best Neuroanatomy Atlas In Print January 27, 2011
Thieme Anatomy atlases have amazing illustrations and are consistently well-edited. Although I really liked their Musculoskeletal System atlas, I absolutely loved this one. It does not have as much explanation as Blumenfeld’s Neuroanatomy Through Clinical Cases (which is good for making neuro more engaging and less dry), but it has better pictures than any other neuro atlas and this is crucial in a course where understanding the relative locations of various tracts and nuclei is key to doing well.

The best neuranatomy book for medical school March 20, 2012

This book is a must-have for M1/M2 medical students… the earlier you can get this atlas, the better! Clinical correlations are *excellent*, and they almost justify the purchase of this book by themselves. Once the structure of the book is learned, it’s pretty easy to flip to relevant diagrams in class during lectures to clarify things, as long as one isn’t afraid of digging through the index a bit. Also, there is usually a two-four page layout that summarized the majority of a two hour lecture, which is a beautiful thing considering that not-enough-hours-in-the-day thing us medical students all seem to suffer from (read: Thieme = maximizes efficiency over time spent).

Long term retention comes from clear presentation of concepts, and this is exactly where Thieme excels. Beautiful illustrations break down what seem like the most complex topics on lecture day, and there have been many illustrations that have led to that ‘A-Ha!’ moment where I suddenly understand what the guest lecturer was trying to confuse us.. erm, overcomplicate us… erm…. I mean teach us about, haha.No matter what your confidence levels or grades are concerning medical school, this book will definitely help you out and save you time in the long run, when used correctly of course. Best game plan – read the page or two that corresponds to lecture the day before it is given. Although this does not happen as much as I’d like for it to, there is a big difference in what I get out of lecture by having a clear presentation of concepts in my mind before walking into class.

Hands down, this is best $60 I’ve ever spent. Sure, Thieme’s regular Atlas of Anatomy is solid, but IMO, Head and Neuroanatomy is the must-own of the two. Move over Netters… it’s time for Thieme to shine!

Product Details

  • Paperback: 414 pages
  • Publisher: Thieme; Reprint edition (March 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604062908
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604062908
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 8.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds

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