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Netter's is the best "anatomy atlas" I've seen around
on May 8, 2010
Honestly, I don't know what I would have done without Netter's. From the time that I bought it, anatomy became a much easier task for me. The reason mostly has to do with the way the figures are drawn. They are so clear (and lifelike) that a lot of times you don't even have to refer to any anatomy text to understand structural relationships. Each figure also usually labels most of the structures that are shown.
I'm not saying that all the figures are excellent. Probably 5-10 % of figures could be improved. But the rest are very good.
I should also say that this book is only an "atlas" and does not have any accompanied text; the index for structures is done in a weird way so usually it's hard to find the structure you're looking for; the book binding is very poor; and the coverage of X-ray, CT, and MRI is poor. There are also some occasional mislabeling errors.
But overall, it is the best anatomy atlas that I have seen, and because of Netter's work, I gave it 4 stars. However, considering all aspects of the book, I'll give it the following rating:
Anatomical Details: 5/5
Book Binding: 2/5
Color Schemes: 5/5
Coverage of Imaging: 2/5
Index Quality: 3/5
Proportionality of Parts: 5/5
Sizes of Figures: 5/5
Overall Score for Netter's work: 4.5/5
Other Aspects of the book: 2/5
Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy is already a classic and will remain so for a long time to come.