Clinical Anatomy: Applied Anatomy for Students and Junior Doctors 14th Edition
As a teacher of medical students and surgical trainees, I know that much of clinical examination and diagnosis depends on an adequate knowledge of anatomy. No matter how good the doctors are at communication skills and patient empathy, unless they know what lies beneath their examining fingers or under the bell of their stethoscopes, they will have great difficulty in the interpretation of clinical signs. Understanding and interpreting the exquisite details of modern radiological imaging also requires a good knowledge of the structure of the human body.
This was true over 55 years ago when I wrote the ﬁrst edition of this book, and is perhaps even more so today, when the content of anatomical knowledge in the medical student’s curriculum has been greatly reduced.
Over these many years, during which time I have taught students and postgraduates in ﬁve medical schools, and examined them in eight countries and sixteen universities, my belief in the importance of an adequate knowledge of anatomy as an adjunct to clinical training has been strongly reinforced.
In the preparation of the 12th edition (Golden Jubilee edition) and the subsequent two editions (including this one), I have been fortunate indeed in having been able to recruit Professor Vishy Mahadevan, the Barbers’ Company Professor of Anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, as co‐author. He is a renowned and revered teacher of surgical trainees as well as being a current examiner in the MRCS and in overseas medical schools. Together, in this new edition, we have carried out a careful revision and updating of the text and diagrams.
We hope that this book will continue to help our students and postgraduate trainees throughout the English‐speaking world.
Harold Ellis July 2018
We wish to thank the many students, undergraduates and postgraduates who have taken the trouble to send us constructive suggestions, many of which have been incorporated into this new edition.
Our thanks to Jane Fallows whose skilfully produced illustrations we continue to use in this edition.
CT and MRI scans were provided by Dr Sheila Rankin and Dr Jeremy Rabouhans of the Department of Radiology at Guy’s Hospital, and Professor Adrian Dixon of Cambridge. Our thanks to all three.
Our gratitude to Ruth Swan for her diligent scrutiny and editing of the text in the latter stages of the production of this volume, and for her invaluable editorial advice and help.
We are grateful to the following authors for permission to reproduce illustrations:
The late Lord Brock for Figs 20 and 21 (from Lung Abscess); and Professor R. G. Harrison for Figs 12, 32 and 67 (from A Textbook of Human
Finally, we wish to express our profound debt and profuse gratitude to Nick Morgan, James Watson, Jennifer Seward, Loan Nguyen and the staff of Wiley Blackwell for their generous and unfailing help, guidance and support.
Vishy Mahadevan July 2018
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