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Best Anatomy Atlas?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by JJ34, Jun 1, 2002.

  1. JJ34

    JJ34 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 29, 2002
    Long Beach, CA
    Hi everyone,

    The ISAC course at COMP gives us a choice of 3 anatomy atlases to pick from. I was wondering which one other DO students prefer and why. Here are our choices:

    Atlas of Human Anatomy, Frank Netter, M.D., 1990, 2nd Edition.

    Grant's Atlas of Anatomy, Anne Agur, 1991, 9th Edition, Williams & Wilkins.

    A.D.A.M. Student Atlas of Anatomy, Todd Olson, PhD, 1996, Williams & Wilkins.

    If anyone has any recommendations of which text is best and why, I'd appreciate your comments. Also, any advice on ISAC or gross anatomy in general would also help.


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  3. barbjs

    barbjs Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    I think that Netter is the best anatomy atlas. The pictures are really clear and it's an easy atlas to learn from. It seems to be the atlast of choice for most anatomy students.
  4. DOtobe

    DOtobe 10+ Year Member

    Dec 12, 2000
    Pittsburgh, PA
    My vote is definitely for Netter. And although it's not on your list, Rohen is also a good atlas to use because it has photographs of the cadavers that are useful for studying when you aren't able to get into the anatomy lab.

    Ahh, thank God anatomy is over... <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
  5. Chris_P

    Chris_P Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 28, 2002
    I'd go for <a href="" target="_blank">Netter</a>.

  6. too-sweet-phat-cool 4-life

    too-sweet-phat-cool 4-life Way too Sweet for you!!!! 7+ Year Member

    Mar 25, 2002
  7. Yosh

    Yosh Livin' in the WINDY CITY 10+ Year Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    NW Indiana
    I am a 2nd year at COMP, and EVERYBODY uses far as A.D.A.M...there will be CD copies floating I am sure you can get yuor hands on it.

    Go Netter, and when you get to school, ask around for ADAM....
  8. rickmyster78

    rickmyster78 Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Syracuse, NY
    I will also start ISAC next week. Since we are on this topic, I want to ask you guys about the dissector book. Do we need Grant's dissector? Do we dissect on the first day of ISAC?
  9. UHS2002

    UHS2002 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 11, 1999
  10. Yosh

    Yosh Livin' in the WINDY CITY 10+ Year Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    NW Indiana
    They will have Grant's dissectors there....DON'T buy it. I believe you will start dissecting....upper back...unless they have changed the format...

    Good Luck
  11. jhug

    jhug 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 11, 2001
    Valley o' the sun
    any differences between the 1st edition and 2nd?? i bought the first at a bargain price and am hoping i didn't buy the wrong one!! :)
  12. Yosh

    Yosh Livin' in the WINDY CITY 10+ Year Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    NW Indiana
    I know people in my class that had the 1st edition, and they did just fine...some of th pages may not ocrrelate exactly....but you will be is Netter on-line that yoyu can use if there are any problems...

    You will be fine...

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