• Hi there

    A good book which I have used is Tortora and Derrickson’s ‘Principles of Anatomy and Physiology). It has plenty of images both animated and those taking from human subjects.

    As well as being in 2 parts, it also comes with an extra book with an expanded version of most of the human physiology from the perspectives of both males and females, with an internal and external view of the gross anatomy which respective annotations to identify key structures.

    It also contains a Wiley Plus password which gives you access to an online website with videos and additional resources to add your learning further.

    Here is a helpful link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Principles-Anatomy-Physiology-Atlas-Registration/dp/0470233478/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1341767935&sr=1-2

    Hope this helps:

  • In the US, most people use Netter’s or Grants….which one you pick is mostly personal preference, but Netter is usually used as the gold standard.

    If you’re looking to get a head start, you might be better served looking at something like Essential Clinical Anatomy, which is more text-heavy with descriptions (the atlases are just figures). Also, groups like AMSA often have deals where you can get a free Netter atlas for joining the fall you start med school….and trying to randomly memorize body parts without lecture/dissection is a very ineffective use of your time (personally, I say enjoy your last summer of freedom to get charged up for school). 🙂

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