Principles of Anatomy and Physiology 12th Edition
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  • One never knows what they ought to look for in a book, and the lecturers seem to recommend books because they wrote them or they know someone who wrote the book
  • Luckily, after a few conversations with other students, I found out that they recommended Tortora

    • by Dr. Brian5537
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      Choosing a suitable medical book can be a daunting task for a first year medical student. One never knows what they ought to look for in a book, and the lecturers seem to recommend books because they wrote them or they know someone who wrote the book. Luckily, after a few conversations with other students, I found out that they recommended Tortora.

      I felt this book was specifically written for first year


      students. It integrates anatomy and physiology and never bombards the reader with too much detail (some of which you do not need at first year). I found it to be easier to use than Gray’s or Guyton & Hall whose details got in the way of my understanding. What i needed was the basic stuff.

      The word origin information found throughout comes in handy in many instances; it takes out the need ...


      • to cram stuff. For example, one of the facial bones is the lacrimal bone. Knowing that the word means “pertaining to tears” ensures that one never forget where that bone is. I am not sure about you, but i found that pretty useful.

        One misgiving I have is that i am not too sure whether I will still use this book for the rest of my study period. It appears to lack

        depth.

        Another drawback with medical books is the size; they are enormous! Tortora is divided into two volumes, meaning one volume can be taken when needed and the other left. Now that is a relief.

        The language is intelligible enough even for people like us with English as a second language. On the visual side of things, the pictures are fabulous! There are even cadaver images complementing the clear and concise drawings.




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