Some Good Books To Read On Human Anatomy?
This summer I want some good educational books to read. I’m especially into biology and medicine, specifically the fields of nuerology, osteology, and nephrology. Any good books on general human anatomy or the biology of cells would be great. Just can’t find any good ones on the web myself. I am only 14 and I’ve taken through geometry in math and biology in science. So if any of this stuff has like calculus level math or chemistry beyond general understanding (something I couldn’t figure out or look up really quick) that might be a bit much. Thanks!
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Clinical Anatomy by Harold Ellis (an absolute legend in anaotmy in the UK, getting on a bit now) is a lovely book because it isn’t just a bland detailed anatomical atlas, but is designed to teach anatomy that is relevant for clinical practice. Makes it easier to read and use- might assume some prior knowledge occasionally, but that is easily dealt with. If I recall the neuroanatomy section is a bit lacking, but I haven’t looked at it for a while… and you don’t need that detail yet!
Instant Anatomy is also very simplified, some people love it, wasn’t a huge fan myself. It also assumes you know a bit already ,as many of the diagrams are topographic rather than anatomical (e.g. like a subway map, rather than looking at a satellite image of a railway line…)
Another good way of learning basic anatomy is the Anatomy Colouring Book. Literally, loads of line diagrams which you can colour in. Sounds silly but lots of my colleagues swore by it at medical school for getting their head around things.
Lots of people at med school used this..
Netter has a series of Anatomy books that are paint pots, but show the anatomy without the long, agonizing descriptions –" The vessel then turns inferomedially and crosses beneath the—"Grant’s Anatomy is good, and so is Grant’s Atlas- we used those primarily in Med School. Also used Cunningham’s Anatomy – very detailed and hard to read. You have to learn the whole thing in 3 months, so the simpler texts and atlases help a lot. I think most Neurology is a tad beyond you at this point.Get the things that do not change. Spending a lot of time learning a little about Neurology will not help much, because by the time you hit Med School, everything will have changed. In High School, learn to study efficiently. Get a basis in the sciences . If you want to do some outslde reading concentrate on those things that are not going to change next week, when a new article comes out.