Netter....Atlas of Human Anatomy

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  1. H-townComp

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    hey sorry 2005, 2004, 2003, and 2002 for all my questions, i am a member of the 2006 class and some of you have helped me out with my questions thus far...which is really really greatly appreciated..............one more question though, I have this Atlas of Human Anatomy - Frank Netter- sitting here in front of me.........and I am thinking this looks like way too much! Where would u suggest I start if I just wanna get a jump on things.....I have some free time and I've already enjoyed enough time off........Anyways.......Thanks, everyone and anyone's help, please??? and if this isn't the best book to start with, what would be...?........Thanks!!!
     
  2. Yosh

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    Ahh....NETTER.....Yes.....you will become quite intimate with Netter....I saw it for the first time when I was in SAPP(Summer Anatomy Prep Program) this past summer...

    that seems like 10 years ago...does anyone even remember Embryo??

    Anyhow...I thought that Netter was soo much detail that we would never have to know all that stuff....alas...was I surprised....

    In reference to studying now...my advice would be what we did before we began SAPP...get the "Anatomy Coloring Book"...and start coloring and learn the bones..as they don't teach them to you...you are expected to know the bones...the condyles..epicondyles..linea espera..etc....

    Use the book..as it will be a good prep and primer...

    We are starting our Full-Blown Exam HELL....as we have ~9 exams in 3 weeks...(biochem, gross, micro, omm lab, omm written, 2 pathology, path lab, pharmacology, and genetics)

    This begins tomm...and ends on the Dec 19th at 11AM...

    and finishes with me on a plane to NYC at 2pm..arriving at Kennedy Airport at 11pm that same nite..to GROUND ZERO I shall go!!!
     
  3. H-townComp

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    well, already talked to u online good friend...thanks again!....Malik
     
  4. Kadyra

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    Um... And where would one find said Anatomy Coloring Book? Toys R Us or like the Med Student Coloring Book Store? And I am being serious ;-) I'd like to know.
     
  5. PuppyLuv

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    don't be wasting your summer before med school studying for anatomy, enjoy it!!!
    for fellow first year, what page is the sternotesticular ligament picture on netter?
     
  6. Slingblade the Surgeon

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    Hey speaking of Netter...Anyone got a copy of the netter cdrom and a cd burner and want to hook some ppl up? Or are we just too scrupulous here in our partial anonymity? I wholeheartedly believe in software piracy when it benefits me. Does anyone here agree? Sound off like you got a pair! Oh yeah and for those of you who don't, "judge not lest ye be judged", etc ,etc ,etc.
     
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    In other words...no holier than thou responses please :rolleyes:
     
  8. Amra

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    I read some nasty reviews of the Netter CD. I have ADAM and Harrison's and a few others though... :p
     
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    hahaha! sternotesticular ligament?? you'd have to be pretty focked up to even have one of those..
     
  10. Slingblade the Surgeon

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    Cool Amra. Which one do you think is better?
     
  11. Stickboy

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    (This is a quasi-cross post. I posted a form of this to someone else with a similar question on another topic)

    One of my favorite parts of Gross Anatomy has been the ludicrous amounts of information that they ask us to learn. I remember leafing though a class handout and looking at the brachial plexus and thinking "There's no way!" Now, they'll assign us far more complicated and lengthy sections and think "Wow...that's a lot of **** to learn. Oh, well...guess I'll get started."

    Personally, I think you should enjoy your summer and *NOT* study anything. Realistically, you're not going to be able to reduce your study time by very much even if you bust your ass during the summer learning stuff. If you just can't stand not having your head buried in a book, I'd agree about working on the bones. They're pretty straightforward, and most atlases provide decent depictions. Just realize that you miss out on the 3D aspects of the bones, but if might be helpful to memorize the names of the bones (and more importantly, the features of them)

    Regarding the Common Textbooks and Atlases associated with Gross Anatomy:

    Netter's Atlas: Great pictures. This seems to be the standard by which all others are judged.

    Rohen, J.W. et. al. "Color Atlas of Anatomy: A Photographic Study": As the name implies, this is a photographic atlas, which is a lot more effective in giving you a feel for what things will "really" look like. (BTW, don't think that your own dissection will look anything like the pics in the Rohen boook...I swear the bodies they dissected are still warm, they look so good.)

    Grant's Atlas: Personally, I liked this atlas better than Netter. In addition to the nice drawings, there are tables of muscles, nerves and arteries which are helpful in organizing and memorizing the information.

    Moore, et. al. "Clinical Anatomy": This is the book I would buy if I could do it all over again. It has very similar pictures to the Grant atlas, plus a ton of great clinical pictures, diagrams and explainations.

    Moore, et. al.: "Essential Clinical Anatomy": This is the readers-digest version of the Clinical Anatomy book. I found it helpful for taking into the Anatomy lab when studying. If it got covered in formaldahyde (or worse) I didn't mind if it got ruined.

    I have a copy of the Princeton review coloring book (any big bookstore will have it.) It was okay, but generally a little to simple for your average Gross class. I found it better to just use a Netter or Rohen and cover up the answers in order to quiz myself (Rohen is especially good for this.)

    There are obviously more books out there, this is just a list of the ones that I used over the past semester.

    If I could buy only 1, it would be the Moore "Essential Clinical Anatomy." If I could buy 2, it would be the Moore book and the Rohen Atlas. My 3rd choice is the Netter atlas, just out of principle.

    However, what I recommend is that you take the summer off, and when school starts for you, go to the medical library and check out each of the above, and study out of them for the first couple of weeks (your library will probably have several copies on reserve) and then go out and buy the one(s) that you like the best.

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers,
    -sb
     
  12. Amra

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    Having never seen Netter It's hard to say. Besides, I don't want my laptop smelling like a cadaver... so I'm probally going to buy the book :D

    You're welcome to what I have.. contact me via email and I'll send them to you or you can download them... or, I can give them to you at orientation since I think we're going to be classmates.. :p

    -A
     
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    If you insist on studying the summer before school, I suggest you get the coloring book. Netter is a supplement; it is all but impossible to study from Netter without having seen what he is drawing on a cadaver, or you have some sort of text to tell you the significance of what you are seeing. Netter, for all of the wonderfulness that it is, is not a text book and you will be hard pressed to learn anything from it without some other primary source of anatomy knowledge.

    Still, I suggest you follow the advice previously given in not studying the summer before. As much information as you will get in first year, you will be able to learn and retain it in the semester alone. Very few people study the summer before and very few people fail out of med school.
     
  14. Amra

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    Well, I'm not planning on studying the entire summer for my first semester... rather, I'm going to be working to make $$ so I can live like a king in South Florida (ya right, who am I kiddin'? :rolleyes: )

    Rough plans for me (just formulating ideas in my head) is that I'm going to move probably July-ish and learn the area. For study-wise, I think I'm going to follow the advice of ADRIANSHOE: the last 1-2 weeks before classes I'm going to familiarize myself with the upcoming topics. One good thing I have going for me is that I have to take a comprehensive exam (in March or June) to graduate with my masters... so I'm going to be chock-full of biochemistry/chemistry when school rolls around.... :oops:

    -A
     
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    Yeah I'm gonna work like a dog all year too so I can live like a king for the first month in S. FL. hehehe
     
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    Check your Private Messages.

    -A
     
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    Amra,
    I don't know where you read anything but great things about netter. Maybe its usefullness depends on which school you go to. At KCOM netter is priceless. Our lab group shared one which we kept in the lab (it got really gross) and then we all used one at home. I used the book when studying on my own but when working as a group and quizing each other the CD was great. We could use it without labels to quiz each other on or just take the netter CDs.

    The clinical netter CD has nice X-rays MRIs etc which was helpful for our class. I know this is an expensive CD but a whole group of us who studied together shared the CD so the cost was actually nothing.

    Enjoy your last year of freedom. Don't Study!
     
  18. Amra

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    I read the reviews from amazon.com on the CD version of Netter. Here is the link: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0914168835/qid%3D1007954720/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F0%5F1/107-3843923-8295723" target="_blank">Netter CD Review (amazon.com)</a>
     
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    I agree the disk isn't a good only reference but I never had problems viewing anything off the CD labels or otherwise I also never had problems with the clarity. (I used the CD on everything from my laptop to a computer in the classroom where the image was blown up on a greater than 15 foot screen and never had problems with clarity or reading the labels or seeing the details.)

    The amazon review was only 2 reviewers. Check with students who are at the school you will be going to. That will be your best resource for how usefull the CD and/or book with be for you.
     
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    this is the best atlas, there are other atlases like grant's atlas etc but netter atlas is the best one. And it is a must for books like snell's anatomy where diagrams are too poor. But if you are using a book like clinically oriented anatomy then you can skip the atlas but its better to use it. For my complete review about netter atlas you can visit my personal blog.
     
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    That being said, other than the outspoken blogger, does everyone generally agree that Netter is the best anatomy atlas?


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    Rohens is the best for the actual lab. I didn't use the Atlas for anything else.
     
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