Anatomy and Histology books

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by ecf, Apr 30, 2000.

  1. ecf

    ecf Junior Member

    Feb 25, 2000
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    Hi all..I will be beginning medical school in the fall and was wondering if someone could please tell me what anatomy & histology books (both comprehensive and quick review) they have had success with?

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  3. turtleboard

    turtleboard SDN Advisor

    Jun 3, 1999
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    Gross: Text- Moore & Dalley (good, but has a bunch of errors and a bit wordy). Review- BRS Gross Anatomy by Chung (good, concise, and just what you need to cram all that good stuff into your head).

    Histo: Text- Junquiera (Lange books).

    For the record, I was probably the only person in my entire class who read Moore & Dalley cover to cover, but had no luck in pulling to the top of Gross despite having done that. I know students who just use the Dissector (Grant's), Netter, and Chung and they easily aced all the practicals and written exams. Junq is definitely the best for Histo.

    Tim of New York City.

    ADRIANSHOE Senior Member

    Mar 14, 2000
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    I agree with Moore as a good referral text, i was an anatomy fellow and paid lab instructor for anatomy during my second year, I wouldn't BUY it though,
    really all we needed for most systems was the class notes (at Nova), same with Histo, our histo teacher had many free tutoring sessions where she would show all the slides you needed to know and she was very accessible to the students and wrote precise class notes which she tested from.
    I would recommend NOT buying any text for either course if you will be attending Nova, and just use the class notes. For that occasion when something isnt making sense, ask either conover or lanning (these guys know their anatomy like the back of your hand...sorry couldnt resist) and if you dont know something in histo, then just ask dribin, she is very motivated to help people who are trying! save your money and use the library books if you need reference reading...medical school is just too expensive to justify buying a text you arent really ever going to use....even in the hospital, you can always get the anatomy for a particular problem from one of the system specific books or journals there. Remember, this only applies at Nova, elsewhere the teaching models may dictate that you REALLY NEED a text. having one for home use is a nice thought, but it isn't really that necessary.
    A nice PICTURE dissection book however would be a very good investment and would help with home study as well!. Is it YOGUICHI that has all the actual photographs? this was outstanding and beat netters hands down because it was real tissue not stylized drawings. An anatomy cd rom with real pictures is also on the market and it is very impressive with lots of self testing capablities, good luck. jas.
  5. Hskermdic

    Hskermdic Senior Member

    Nov 17, 1998
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    Don't buy any books until you either get to school or at least until you talk with students at that school so they can guide you. It is really easy and a lot of fun to buy all the books but if you really don't need them then don't waste the money. You may find that you actually want a something else.

    At KCOM for Histo the instructor likes Juanquiero and Paulsen. Personally I don't like either (but I already foolishly bought them before I new any better)

    For anatomy I have found that Moore reads better but Woodburn seems to have more information in it but it is hard to read.

    I would say again don't buy anything. After you get to school you can talk to students at the school, find ones who study similar to your study habits and let them help guide your book buying for your first couple of courses and go from there.

    Good Luck

    KCOM '03
  6. UHS03

    UHS03 Senior Member

    Jan 24, 2000
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    For Anatomy I relied totally on Netter and Rohen (Rohen is a picture atlas of real cadavers, and is a very good tool to use for preparing for practical exams.) Netter is very good to get relationships down, but the Netter world does not adequately represent what you will see in the cadaver. Also, the software company A.D.A.M puts out a Cd-ROM called "Practice Practical" This is a great reference as it will randomly pin structures on diagrams, cadaver sections, and radiographs. You can specify the system you want to study, and then it will test you. I found it very useful to use right before the practical exams (after I had studied the stuff pretty well.) At UHS, histo notes from the professors are very good, so I almost never opened a text. Listen to the above posters though, don't buy any books until you talk to students who have just finished those classes.

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