Anatomy a Regional Atlas of the Human Body, 6th Ed, Wolters Kluwer, 2011: Anatomy a Regional Atlas of the Human Body

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Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Health, Nov 11, 2011 - Science - 754 pages

 It is always reinforcing and rewarding for an author when the

publisher of a book requests another edition. I have now had

this pleasure fi ve times aft er the fi rst edition of this atlas was

published 34 years ago in 1975. Previous editions, as well as this

edition, have benefi ted greatly by the many suggestions from

colleagues and especially students. Students oft en approach this

in a thoughtful subtle manner. First, the student may say how

much he or she has learned from the book and give praise to the

nature and color of the fi gures and then point out a mistaken

label in one of the fi gures that may not have caught my eye. Of

course, I am always grateful for these suggestions.

In this edition, I have added many new fi gures—for example,

14 new fi gures on 5 plates dealing with the brachial plexus.

At the same time, a few fi gures that did not prove to be excellent

teaching items have been removed. Perhaps the most important

change in the book is the addition of a signifi cant number of

X-rays, CT scans, and ultrasound scans. I am most grateful to

Edward J. H. Nathanial, M.D., Ph.D., Emeritus Professor at the

University of Winnipeg School of Medicine in Canada, for providing

at least 15 fi gures of clinical signifi cance. Several fi gures

also were contributed by Dr. G.L. Colborn, Emeritus Professor

from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. I have

also had the pleasure of discussions with Dr. James D. Collins,

Professor of Radiologic Sciences here at UCLA. I thank Dr.

Constantine Karakousis, Professor of Surgery and Chief of Surgical

Oncology at the University of Buff alo in Buff alo, New York,

for the use of several of his fi gures and for comments on the clinical

importance of several plates. Certain X-rays from Dr. Lothar

Wicke’s 6th English edition of Atlas of Radiologic Anatomy, edited

by Dr. Anna Taylor here at UCLA, were also used.

Th ere are more than 200 plates of clinical importance in

this atlas, and I have benefi ted greatly from my discussions and

collaboration with Professor Gerald Buckberg, M.D., Professor

of Cardiac Surgery here at UCLA, and the late Dr. F. Torrent Guasp

from Madrid, Spain, on the progressive unfolding of cardiac

muscle as shown in Plate 186. Th ese studies have given insightful

information on the manner by which the heart muscle develops

and matures.

Most of the fi gures in this atlas come from the Sobotta

atlases, recent editions of which have been published by Professor

R. Putz in Munich, Germany, and Professor R. Pabst in

Hanover, Germany. My deepest appreciation to these two brilliant

anatomists knows no bounds. Th eir German editions of

Sobotta have been recently reproduced as the 14th English Edition

in 2006. A number of drawings, some of which were also

used in the 5th edition, were made by a former resident artist

here at UCLA, Ms. Jill Penkhus. I am most grateful for her artistic


I am most indebted to the editors at Lippincott Williams &

Wilkins in Baltimore, and especially to Ms. Crystal Taylor, with

whom I have interacted for more than 20 years on several earlier

editions of this atlas, and Ms. Julie Montalbano, the Product

Manager of this edition. Here at UCLA, I am privileged to

have worked with outstanding associates who form the gross

anatomy faculty for both the medical and dental school at this

university. Th ese include Dr. Shelley Metten, the Chairperson

of the Anatomy Division, and Drs. Robert Trelease, Richard

Braun, Joseph Miller, Elena Stark, Yau Shi Lin, Jonathan

Wisco, Quynh Pham, Guido Zampighi, David Hovda, Anna

Taylor, Robin Fisher, Charles Olmstead, Francesco Chiappelli,

and Jayc Sedlmayr. Dr. Sedlmayr is now on the faculty

of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New

Orleans. In my 57 years of active teaching here at UCLA, collectively,

these anatomists are the fi nest anatomy colleagues I

have ever worked with.

Finally, but by no means least, I must say that my wife, Julie,

has been a steadfast inspiration to me and my academic life, and

I am eternally grateful to her.

Carmine D. Clemente

Los Angeles, California—October 2009

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Clemente, Carmine D.

Anatomy : a regional atlas of the human body / Carmine D. Clemente. – 6th ed.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 978-1-58255-889-9 (alk. paper)

1. Anatomy, Surgical and topographical–Atlases. I. Title.

[DNLM: 1. Anatomy, Regional–Atlases. QS 17 C626a 2011]

QM531.C57 2011

611–dc22 2009037389


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