Schuenke M, Schulte E, Schumacher U, eds. Atlas of Anatomy: Head, Neck, and Neuroanatomy. Thieme; 2016; 600 pp; 1743 ill; $79.99
In a beautifully illustrated 600-page softcover entitled Atlas of Anatomy: Head, Neck and Neuroanatomy, the authors describe and illustrate anatomic details we encounter on a daily basis. There are many outstanding features of the book, including the physiologic correlates and the anatomy. For example, in the excellent portions on the temporal bone, the anatomy is exquisite, even on the highly detailed drawings of small structures, and one comes away with a good understanding of how the whole assembly works to propagate and register sounds. This type of highly informative material is repeated in many sections/areas.
If one only looks at titles of the sections in the Table of Contents, it minimally spells out what lies in this book. When it comes to the neuroanatomy section, the details of functional systems, and the interconnectivity of parts of the brain, the drawings clarify many issues that are often complex and confusing. The book ends with a glossary and a synopsis to which the reader can often refer.
This book is simply wonderful. To this reviewer, the anatomy as shown in this book is the best available. Its purchase as a personal copy is highly recommended.