Instant Anatomy is quite different from other anatomy books. The clever structure of the information facilitates accurate and speedy retrieval of anatomical facts, and is very popular with students.
Two features make the book especially useful. First, it stresses anatomical relationships, which are even more important now with the increased use of cross-sectional scanning and computer-generated reconstructional imaging. Second, it allows structures such as blood vessels and nerves to be seen in their entirety instead of regionally, as they are so often described in standard textbooks. The section on the autonomic nervous system has been expanded in this second edition to meet the needs of students who often find this area of knowledge difficult.
Instant Anatomy is ideal for preclinical students with its dictionary-style format. It facilitates rapid revision for the MRCS and AFRCS candidate. It will also be extremely useful for clinicans who need to remind themselves of anatomical facts at all stages of their careers, and for other groups such as physiotherapists and radiographers.