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New York/Stuttgart – Recently enrolled medical students can now look forward to the brand-new edition of Thieme’s Anatomy - An Essential Textbook. Written by the distinguished anatomy expert Anne M. Gilroy, the second edition has a colorful variety of new features to offer. This highly commended textbook teaches anatomy in a clear and comprehensible way. The combination of clinical correlations, rich and detailed illustrations and state-of-the-art tables and texts, forms an exciting learning experience for each new medical student.

Organized in an outline-format, the textbook allows readers to easily acquire a precise and detailed knowledge of anatomy. A solid understanding is provided by the introductory chapter, which ties together basic concepts and in-depth information on the vascular and nervous systems. Each of the following seven units begins with a basic regional overview, then digs deeper into the hidden structures of the human body with the help of 650 illustrative images and more than 120 tables. With every page turned, students will discover the intricacies of bones, muscles and neurovasculature.

Several powerful additions to Anatomy – An Essential Textbook facilitate the learning experience: the introduction of illustrated clinical correlations, and an exciting new section in each unit called Clinical Imaging Basics, where, for the first time, radiographic material is included. Aided by clear sample images and valuable interpretation advice, the students are taught the most suitable imaging modalities for specific anatomical regions.

“We recognize that radiology has infiltrated every aspect of medicine from diagnosis to treatment. Physicians who lack the ability to utilize this resource are severely disadvantaged in today’s clinical world […] Therefore, we have made an effort in this edition to add radiographs wherever appropriate,” said Anne M. Gilroy, Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Each unit is concluded by a number of review questions that enable the consolidation of the previously read information. A further exciting feature of the Second Edition, is the online access to that allows students to test themselves. It includes stimulating exercises, such as the labelling of body parts, colorful images and interactive review questions and corresponding answers. This latest edition is perfectly suited to accompany Thieme’s famous Atlas of Anatomy, Third Edition. With its clear format, organized content and colorful images, it is not only the perfect textbook for new medical students, but is also designed to accompany them throughout their medical education and working lives.

Anne M. Gilroy
Anatomy – An Essential Textbook, Second Edition
Thieme Publishers, New York, Stuttgart. 2017
528 pp, 650 illustrations
ISBN: 9781626234390
eBook – Available from, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes
eISBN: 9781626234406


About the Author
Anne M. Gilroy, MA, is Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.


About Thieme
Thieme Publishing Group is a medical and scientific publishing house employing more than 900 staff and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Rio and Stuttgart, Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in online and print publishing. Thieme publishes 150 peer-reviewed journals and more than 450 new books annually. The company has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include eNeurosurgery, Medlantis, Thieme E-Journals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit

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