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RELATED MEDICAL TEXTBOOKS (Part 1)|
Few Useful Radiology Related Medical Textbooks (Part 1)
Henry Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body is available at http://www.bartleby.com/107
This 20th edition (1918) has many of its 1,247 illustrations in color and unchanged
since the first edition of 1859. The illustrations may be searchable by keyword
or by a table of contents or directly browsed by thumbnail. There are 13,000 entries
presented in an encyclopedic subject index with hyperlinks to their respective
pages and illustrations in the text.
2. The Illustrated Encyclopedia
of Human Anatomic Variations is an useful educational site available at http://www.anatomyatlases.org/AnatomicVariants/AnatomyHP.shtml.
Bergman RA, Afifi AK, and Miyauchi R have created this online illustrated encyclopaedia
of human anatomic variation, which addresses the problems of anatomic variability.
The encyclopedia deals with the comparative anatomy that is listed alphabetically
or by region. The content is distinctively divided into regions such as muscular,
cardiovascular, nervous skeletal, endocrine, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and
respiratory systems. Moreover, the site also boasts of a large index of anatomic
synonyms from the older English, French, and German literature.
Instant Anatomy is an admirably, illustrated website dealing with Anatomy,
albeit in a concise manner. The site, which is created and maintained by Andrew
Whitaker, is accessible at http://www.instantanatomy.net/anatomy.html
The educational material covers topics such as head and neck, thorax, arm, abdomen
The Washington University School of Medicine Neuroscience Tutorial at
is an illustrated guide to the basics of Central Nervous System pathways.
The pathways diagrammatically illustrated are basic visual, somatosensory, motor
pathways, central visual pathways and the auditory and vestibular systems. There
is also material on brainstem nuclei of cranial nerves, basal ganglia and cerebellum,
hypothalamus and autonomic nervous system and medial temporal lobe and memory
5. Human Physiology is accessible from http://cw.prenhall.com/bookbind/pubbooks/silverthorn2/
This Web-based Physiology textbook from the University of Texas is designed to
enhance the study of human physiology. The Web-based medical textbook has material
and quizzes to reinforce. A problem solving section at end of each chapter, a
Destinations and a Surfing the Web area are additional features. The last named
feature joins the information in the text with current research and medical breakthroughs.
6. Pulmonary Physiology in Clinical Practice Textbook is a Web-based
medical textbook authored by Dr. Lawrence Martin, and positioned on the Web from
the Mt. Sinai Medical Center. This textbook available at http://www.mtsinai.org/pulmonary/books/physiology/
offers the fundamentals of pulmonary physiology. A range of chapters covering
the spectrum of Pulmonary Physiology is available: These include alveolar ventilation,
oxygen transfer, acid-base balance, pulmonary circulation, and mechanical ventilation.
7. NetBiochem at http://www-medlib.med.utah.edu/NetBiochem/titles.htm
is a site devoted to Biochemistry. Created by Knowledge Weavers with support from
National Library of Medicine the site has didactic material on "topics in medical
biochemistry", "tables that review and summarize metabolism" and "animated and
still graphics". Popular topics include fatty acid metabolism, heme and iron metabolism,
amino acid metabolism, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. Animations are available
for instance at section on Membranes.
8. Microbiology Textbook
from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of South
Carolina School of Medicine is accessible at http://www.med.sc.edu:85/default.htm
There are over 70 chapters in the book. This online textbook edited by Dr Richard
Hunt, has chapters that cover immunology, bacteriology, virology, parasitology
and mycology. Interestingly, most chapters are accompanied by PowerPoint slide
sets and lecture notes in Portable Document Files (pdf format).
Baron's Textbook of Medical Microbiology at http://www.utmb.edu/medmicro/
is a Microbiology textbook written with a diverse audience of medical students,
physicians and infectious disease scientists in mind. The textbook brings together
more than 100 internationally leading scientists and is edited by Samuel Baron,
MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The site also contains
an user friendly search engine.
10. E Synopsis Pathology
is a brief handbook containing material on Pathology. The text material, which
is written succinctly, is based on a variety of systems. These systems include
the cardiovascular, hematology, respiratory and gastrointestinal etc. Separate
sections on breast, endocrine, musculoskeletal, skin and special sense organs
are also available
It is generally believed
that unrestricted and free access to scientific knowledge will be the prevailing
pattern of online education in the years ahead. In the context of medicine, it
is also thought that such a scenario will have a major impact on medical education
and practice. A recently introduced site titled FreeBooks4Doctors at http://www.fb4d.com
fashioned by Bernd Sebastian Kamps of Amedeo, is "dedicated to the promotion of
free access to medical books over the Internet". It offers links to more than
400 books, sorted in nearly 100 specialties and sorted by title alphabetically,
with the added promise of new books, every day.
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