Anatomica: The Complete Home Medical Reference by Ken AshwellAnatomica: The Complete Home Medical Reference by Ken Ashwell

Anatomica: The Complete Home Medical Reference

EditorKen Ashwell, David Tracey, Baume

Hardcover | September 16, 2010

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Anatomica is an essential reference to the human body, the most complex biological mechanism in the world. More than 1,400 intricate color drawings, fully labeled and captioned, bring to life the human body for professionals and general readers. With its encyclopedic medical information, this book also provides outstanding access to practical advice about everyday medical concerns.

The book investigates the workings of the body in detail, reviewing the entire human body area by area, including:

  • Cells and body systems
  • The head
  • The neck
  • The trunk
  • The chest cavity
  • The abdominal cavity
  • Urinary and reproductive organs
  • Shoulder, arms and hards
  • Hips, legs and feet
  • The skin

The book also has specific chapters that cover:

  • Infectious diseases
  • Heredity, DNA and genetic diseases
  • The human life cycle
  • Staying healthy
  • Emotional and behavioral disorders
  • Diagnostic techniques

An illustrated timeline of developmental milestones follows aging and recommends preventive health measures. The book also includes an easy-to-use first aid guide and an extensive table of common symptoms. In addition, Anatomica addresses such topics as alcoholism, sexuality, stress and personality disorders, as well as the latest developments in alternative therapies.

Written by an international team of medical experts, illustrators and researchers, Anatomica is an essential reference for the home and libraries.

Ken Ashwell, BMedSc, MBBS, PhD graduated in medicine from the University of New South Wales in 1983. After a short time in clinical medicine he returned to research and teaching, undertaking a PhD studying process in abnormal brain development and graduating from the University of Sydney in 1988. He has been teaching anatomy to medical...
Title:Anatomica: The Complete Home Medical ReferenceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:848 pages, 12 × 9.25 × 1.13 inPublished:September 16, 2010Publisher:Firefly BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554076420

ISBN - 13:9781554076420

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Editorial Reviews

Anatomica is a must-have for any home library. Its complete references to the human body and all of its complexities are outstanding, and its 1,400 colour drawings give it the most precise medical information conceivable. Cells and body systems, the head, neck, chest cavity, urinary and reproductive systems, shoulders, hips, legs, and feet, are just some of the areas covered about this wonderful thing we call our body. Specific chapters deal with infectious diseases, heredity, DNA and genetic disease, the human life cycle, emotional and behavioral disorders, and diagnostic techniques, are discussed also. There is also a first-aid guide, but Anatomica does not stop there, addressing other concerns like alcoholism, sexuality, stress, and personality disorders. The book is the essential reference guide, one those concerned about their health and that of others, must own.