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Thieme Anatomy Atlas

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by Dr 14220, May 11, 2008.

  1. Dr 14220

    Dr 14220 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    SO im starting gross anatomy in the fall, and it seems that alot of people are pretty enthusiastic about Thieme's Atlas. I looked at sample pages and it did look really nice. My only problem with it is that its a 3 series set that adds up to about 1,500 pages total. COntrast that with Netter which is only about 700 pages or so.

    So is Thieme's atlas twice as much info or something?? Is it overkill??? I'd like to know what people think about that before spending the money on what seems to be 3 very good but expensive books.
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  3. Isoprop

    Isoprop Fascinating, tell me more 5+ Year Member

    Oct 15, 2007
    i think thieme is coming out with a condensed atlas (1 book) soon. the 3 volume series might be overkill.
  4. starane7

    starane7 New Member

    Jun 11, 2006
    I used all three atlases this year and I don't regret it! The Thieme series was well-worth the money, especially the musculoskeletal one. They can be used if you are pressed for time and have an upcoming anatomy lecture exam as a review book as most of the pertinent information can be found within its pages. Great series:)
  5. Depakote

    Depakote Pediatric Anesthesiologist Rocket Scientist Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    There wasn't anything on my exams that I couldn't find in Netter's.

    That was the atlas that the anatomy faculty at my school really seemed to prefer as well.
  6. braintrust

    braintrust Banned Banned

    May 17, 2007
    When I was taking Grad anatomy for my Masters I really appreciated the Thieme book but really I never Bought one or a Netters (too expensive). I studied anatomy at the local barnes and noble or borders chain bookstore and "borrowed" it for the afternoon and put it back in the shelf. Each anatomy book has different perspectives and different items reflected so in some cases (like around the mess at the liver with hepatic arteries, pancreas duodenum etc) I found it useful to have both books to rely on.
  7. DoctaJay

    DoctaJay bone breaker Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    San Diego
    The theime atlas is pretty, but after I got the Netter's anatomy atlas on CD, I have never looked back at anything. Now I can type in "thoracic duct" and the program will bring up every plate with that structure, and it will highlight the label so you don't have to search for it. You can also, automatically make up tests in the program, and it will test you on what you know. I got the CD for free from a friend, and it is much more than anything I could have needed. Anyway, med students have been surviving on Netter's for years; it seems like Thieme is for the anatomy grad students or anatomy professors.
  8. Isoprop

    Isoprop Fascinating, tell me more 5+ Year Member

    Oct 15, 2007
    i was totally gonna get the atlas only copy but now that you mentioned it, the CD sounds like a worthy investment.
  9. ChimpanzeeMinky

    ChimpanzeeMinky Nanterhead 5+ Year Member

    Oct 1, 2007
    Richmond, VA
    I see there are two edition, one being a Latin Nomenclature edition. This is Latin Nomenclature as opposed to what nomenclature?

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