Humerus fractures and pterygoids…
Simon Kirwin reviews three anatomy books published by Manson and realises why he should have attended all those anatomy classes in the first year.
Self-Assessment Colour Review of Clinical AnatomyEvansE JMoxhamB JNewellR L MSanterR MManson, 1999; £9.95 ISBN 1 874545 76 6
The Concise Handbook of Human AnatomyMcMinnR M HHutchingsR TLoganB MManson, 1998; £12.95 (softcover) ISBN 1 874545 53 7
A Concise Colour Guide to Clinical Surface AnatomyBorleyN RManson, 1997; £9.95 ISBN 1 874545 29 4
If, like me, your main interest in anatomy classes was the social aspect (yes, honestly, it was social to gather round a cadaver every day; all that time to make friends), then you might find some of the questions in Self-Assessment Colour Review of Clinical Anatomy a bit frightening. Origins of the lateral and medial pterygoid muscles anyone? They're making those names up, aren't they…?
What I soon learnt about anatomy is that you need to know only some things well. The rest is for those who want to be surgeons. And that is the beauty of this