Anatomy for Students, 3rd Edition, Churchill Living Stone Elsevier, 2015: Anatomy for Students
The 3 rd edition of Gray's Anatomy for Students builds on
the past and looks toward the future.
It maintains the goals and objectives of the 1 st and 2 nd
editions while at the same time continuing to incorporate
input from our readers and adjusting the content to align
with the evolving educational environment.
One of the maj or focuses of our attention as we prepared
the 3 rd edition was clinical content. The reason for
this is that learning in context has become an important
theme not only in medical education but in anatomical
sciences education generally. We dealt with the clinical
content in two ways. First, we reevaluated and updated
the "In the clinic" boxes, clinical material in the body of
the text, clinical cases at the end of the chapters and in the
online resources, and in the surface anatomy section.
Second, we added new clinical material so that the reader
would have up-to-date examples relating anatomical information
to clinical situations.
In addition to updating and revising the clinical
content, the section on cranial nerves has been significantly
expanded. Understanding these important components
of the nervous system is critical for students at
every level. To facilitate student learning a new figure
summarizing the location, function, and distribution of
each cranial nerve has been added, as has a new figure
summarizing how maj or structures , including cranial
nerves, enter and leave the cranial cavity. We also have
included a new figure illustrating the clinical importance
of vascular structures in and around the cranial cavity.
Another new feature in this edition relates to review
materials. While these useful study aids have always been
available on Student Consult as an online resource, in this
edition the appropriate review materials for each chapter
are listed at the beginning of that chapter. This information
includes an online anatomy and embryology self-study
course, medical clinical cases , physical therapy clinical
cases, self-assessment questions , and more.
We believe that with these changes the 3 rd edition of
Gray's Anatomy for Students is a much improved version of
the 2nd edition and hope that the book will continue to be
a valuable learning resource for students .
Richard L. Drake
A. Wayne Vogl
Adam W. M. Mitchell
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