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Color Atlas of Anatomy: A Photographic Study of the Human Body (Color Atlas of Anatomy (Rohen)) [Hardcover]

Johannes W. Rohen MD , Chihiro Yokochi , Elke Lütjen-Drecoll MD
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April 21, 2006 0781793807 978-0781790130 Sixth

This atlas features outstanding full-color photographs of actual cadaver dissections, with accompanying schematic drawings and diagnostic images. The photographs depict anatomic structures more realistically than illustrations in traditional atlases and show students exactly what they will see in the dissection lab.

Chapters are organized by region in order of a typical dissection. Each chapter presents structures both in a systemic manner from deep to surface, and in a regional manner.

This edition has sixteen additional pages of clinical images—including CT and MRI—that students can compare with cross-sectional anatomic photographs. Many pictures have been electronically enhanced or rescanned for better contrasts.



Product Details

  • Series: Color Atlas of Anatomy (Rohen)
  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Sixth edition (April 21, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781793807
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781790130
  • ASIN: 0781790131
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 8.4 x 11.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Atlas for Gross Anatomy October 6, 2006
By Doc B
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Although Netter's classic drawings are helpful in understanding the layout of human body systems, I find that this 6th Edition of Rohen is outstanding due to the excellent photography of professionally-dissected cadavers. It is much easier to identify complex structures on real cadavers in a Gross Anatomy lab using this reference; moreover, it is helpful as a tool to study when the cadaver lab is not open. Real bodies are much more difficult to analyze than idealized drawings--with this book, you can review before a laboratory excercise and have a more realistic expectation of what you are going to actually see.

People generally have different tastes in the types of atlases that they prefer to use, but I think that this one covers everything you would want to see.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential supplement for gross anatomy January 5, 2007
Format:Hardcover
I used this book along with Netter's atlas for my gross anatomy course in med school. However I found myself referring to Rohen far and away more often than Netter's. Because Rohen has actual photographs of cadavers it is VERY useful for studying for anatomy PRACTICAL EXAMS. What you see in Rohen is what you will see on your cadaver, whereas Netter's is pretty to look at but not at all realistic. Highly recommended!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Plentiful, clear photos and outstanding organization February 13, 2007
Format:Hardcover
I too, return to this atlas for the photo-realism. I especially appreciated the colored cranial bones (just like my favorite 3D model in class), colored bronchopulmonary segments of the lungs, and colored differentiation of the brain lobes. The photos of the skull break apart each individual bone into multiple angle views and pieces to expose all the hidden landmarks. They're also a good test of spacial recognition of the same landmark from multiple views and layers. Other photo atlases just don't have this breath and depth AND the photos in this one are the clearest I've seen. Most are shot on a black background for utmost contrast and clarity. The cadaver disections are clearly defined and distinctly detailed. Pencil sketches which further clarify the photos, are in black and white, using color to highlight only the featured system or organ, which is a different approach from Netter's.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great December 12, 2009
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I am a first year med student, and this book made a huge difference in my grades. You can only spend so much time in the anatomy lab, and the other atlas's that use drawings are great for learning theory, however this book allowed me to prepare well for practicals where you must identify the structure on a cadaver. Also, unlike studying real cadavers without definitive feedback, I was 100% certain whether I named the structure correct or not. The layout of the book is great. the pictures are real, and the arrows to the structures are numbered so you can name the structure without seeing the correct answer, then verify the number and name on the bottom of the same page. Well worth the investment, my grades went up significantly and made dissection much easier.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource March 17, 2008
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This is a fantastic supplement for gross anatomy. Netter's Atlas is better for visualizing the basic concepts of anatomy, and I would recommend purchasing that book before this one. If you can afford two anatomy supplements, though, the Color Atlas should be next on your list. No drawing can really replace an actual dissection. This atlas is much more useful for studying in preparation for a practical exam, whereas Netter's might better serve you when studying for your written. This (like Netter's) is also a rarity of a medical text insofar as it also makes a great coffee table book (if you don't have squeamish friends).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best anatomy atlas available September 11, 2009
By J. Head
Format:Hardcover
I am currently in my first year of medical school and the required books for Medical Gross Anatomy Lab are: Gray's Disection Guide for Human Anatomy and Netter's. Rohen's Color atlas of Anatomy has extremely clean disections and very good labeling, and now my required books are collecting dust because this book has everything I need. I use this book everyday and it goes everywhere with me, it is by far the best atlas for clinical anatomy- and it's a hardback too!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid selection for Anatomy June 15, 2008
Format:Hardcover
This my first foray into a photographic anatomy book and I was quite pleased, that is not to say it did not have its issues.

The first thing you will notice with this book is, it's very high quality and attractive. It's a beautiful cover, sturdy material and the pages are thick and rigid. There are few, and for most people, no accidental tears that can occur with thinner pages.

The content itself was very thorough, but not complete. While nearly all structures in the body are shown, not all are labeled, which can easily lead to some confusion when trying to classify it, two examples I recall are the labial veins or in certain pictures identifying the maxillary vs transverse facial artery. Basic mistakes, but they'll happen if you need this book to learn. Of course, the pictures are so clear, if you have a schematic atlas, the labeling may not even be necessary, but for me I prefer everything labeled. On the same topic, they add at least one schematic representation of what structure they are representing (not near the depth of a separate atlas though), and when a secondary visual is needed they would highlight with paint. Examples of drawings, trajectorial lines of the femoral head, General architecture of a synovial joint, Meningeal coverings of the spinal cord.

Overall, this book gives a great understanding of how an actual human body will look but could be difficult to learn from; it's best to have an idealized view of it, such as Netter's or Grant's.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars It's awesome for anyone who needs some 'at home' cadaver study!
It's awesome for anyone who needs some 'at home' cadaver study! Just keep in mind these are very neat dissections, and may not reflect actual in lab, but it's still nice to... Read more
Published 3 months ago by KB
4.0 out of 5 stars Quality reference text
There's nothing to say here that probably hasn't been said - You will purchase a lot of textbooks once you start medical school. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amit L. Ramjit
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
This book was a great deal and arrived promptly. I really cannot think of anything that could have made this purchase better.
Published 11 months ago by Tracy
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
This color atlas is an excellent learning tool, with labeled structures and helpful figures to aid understanding! My lab practical grade went up to letter grades!!
Published 12 months ago by IZAAK ZINK
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
Its a good aid when studying anatomy, if you may not have time to go into the lab to view actual specimen you can use this as a substitute. Its a good book.
Published 17 months ago by shizzle
5.0 out of 5 stars anatomy book
Atlas of anatomy came in a timely manner and was packed nicely. Book was in decent shape although slightly worse than described but overall a solid buy.
Published on November 18, 2011 by kbar30
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST for Gross Anatomy
If you take gross anatomy with cadaver lab, this book will save you so much time in the lab. There are actual cadaver photos in the book, but they are cleaner dissections than most... Read more
Published on October 5, 2011 by Lucky Silo Tree
4.0 out of 5 stars "Atlas do Japonęs"
It's a wonderful tool for you become prepared to do Anatomy tests. Of course, It don't have the same didactic Netter Atlas, otherwise it's more real, so in my opinion too more... Read more
Published on August 16, 2011 by Rafael P.
5.0 out of 5 stars I need this book
I "lost" this book at my office once when someone put it away where I couldn't find it. I then realized how much I use it for day to day diagnosis of sprains and fractures and... Read more
Published on May 30, 2011 by Dr Jeff
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
This book is amazing to study for gross Anatomy!! The pictures are of real cadavers so its an amazing study tool!
Published on December 22, 2010 by Sarah55
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