Gray's Atlas of Anatomy, 1st Edition

Gray's Atlas of Anatomy, 1st Edition

Richard L. Drake, PHD
A. Wayne Vogl, PHD
Adam W. M. Mitchell, MBBS, FRCS, FRCR,
Richard M. Tibbitts
Paul E. Richardson

This companion resource to Gray's Anatomy for Students presents a vivid, visual depiction of anatomical structures. It demonstrates their correlation with appropriate clinical images and surface anatomy — essential for proper identification in the dissection lab and successful preparation for course exams.

Gray's Atlas of Anatomy will enable you to...

  • Identify at a glance the various anatomical structures of the body through more than 900 exquisitely illustrated anatomical figures of unrivalled quality.
  • Learn anatomy in a logical fashion using stunning illustrations that in many cases progress from a superficial to a deep orientation.
  • Visualize the relationship between anatomical structures and surface landmarks using 85 surface anatomy photographs overlaid with anatomical drawings.
  • Compare anatomical structures with more than 270 state-of-the-art CT, MRI, ultrasound, and x-ray images juxtaposed to relevant anatomical illustrations.
  • Recognize anatomical structures as they are observed in the clinical setting through the use of numerous photographic examples — including laparoscopic, endoscopic, ophthalmoscopic, and otoscopic images — placed adjacent to anatomical artwork for side-by-side comparison.

The Spreads

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We began working on Gray's Atlas of Anatomy in 2005 following the publication of our textbook, Gray's Anatomy for Students. We wanted to produce an atlas that would build on themes and concepts established in the textbook and that would couple artistic renderings of "internal" gross anatomy with actual "living" anatomy, as visualized with modern imaging techniques and with surface anatomy. We believe that the final atlas presents a fresh and integrated approach to anatomy that is accessible to entry-level students in anatomy, as well as to students at more advanced levels.

Because an atlas is used in a much different way than a textbook, we could not simply repackage figures used in Gray's Anatomy for Students and put them in the atlas. Consequently, most of the figures in the atlas are new and were designed to present structures in a more complete context than in the textbook, even though the color palate and overall look of the figures in both the atlas and textbook are similar. Also, figures in the atlas provide additional detail not included in the textbook and directly correlate artistic representations of anatomy with computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Where appropriate, we have included endoscopic, laryngoscopic, and laparoscopic views of the anatomy and have included examples of ultrasound images. In a number of regions, we also have reconstructed the internal anatomy of patients by abstracting specific information from multiple MR or CT images, and we present these reconstructions together with artwork of the same anatomy.

Although the artwork was done independently of the reconstructed images, the two types of representations are strikingly similar. Each page of this atlas was planned prior to beginning work on the figures, and all of the artwork was generated digitally. Most of the figures were created from an extensive digital database created for the textbook. Each figure was reviewed for accuracy and revised accordingly. We hope that the textbook and atlas used together will provide new and powerful learning tools for students of human gross anatomy.

The Authors

The Team

Richard L. Drake, PhDRichard L. Drake, PhD
Director of Anatomy and Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Ph.D. in Anatomy and Biochemistry from Indiana University, 1975. Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975-1977. Assistant Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1977-1981. Assistant Professor to Professor, University of Cincinnati, 1981-2003, Vice Chairman, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy with responsibilities for overall supervision of medical student educational programs in Gross Anatomy, Microscopic Anatomy and Brain and Behavior I and II, Course Director Gross Anatomy and Director of Body Donation Program. Director of Anatomy and Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine 2003-present. Member of the American Association of Anatomists and American Association of Clinical Anatomists. Secretary/Treasurer of the American Association of Anatomists. Research interests in anatomy education and curriculum development. Served 5 years as the chair of the Educational Affairs Committee of the American Association of Anatomists. Served 5 years as a member of the USMLE Step I Test Material Development Committee for Anatomy. Serves on several international committees. Has presented numerous talks on educational topics at national and international meetings. He has published numerous peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, multi-media materials, and abstracts. Was Guest Editor of the journal The Anatomical Record—The New Anatomis special issue "Meeting the Challenge: Modern Anatomy Education and has recently joined the Editorial Advisory Board of that journal." Currently Co-Editor-in-Chief of new journal Anatomical Sciences Education (first issue to publish in 2008). One of the authors of Gray's Anatomy for Students, Gray's Atlas of Anatomy, and Gray's Anatomy for Students Flash Cards.
A. Wayne Vogl, PhDA. Wayne Vogl, PhD
Professor of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia. Ph.D. in Zoology at the University of British Columbia, 1979. Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, 1979-1981. Assistant Professor to Professor, University of British Columbia, 1981 to present. Member of the American Society for Cell Biology, Society for the Study of Reproduction, and American Association of Anatomists. Research field is in the area of Cell Biology of the Male Reproductive Tract. Specific interest is in the structure and function of the Sertoli cell cytoskeleton and intercellular junctions. Significant contributions are in four areas: (1) Defining the arrangement of actin filaments, microtubules, and intermediate filaments in Sertoli cells in vivo and demonstrating how each component changes during spermatogenesis; (2) Demonstrating that ectoplasmic specializations in Sertoli cells are a class of actin-related intercellular adhesion junctions; (3) Proposing and testing the microtubule-based hypothesis of spermatid translocation in the seminiferous epithelium; (4) Identifying pathways involved in the control and turnover of junctions in the seminiferous epithelium. Lecturer in Gross Anatomy since his appointment at UBC, where he directed the Gross Anatomy program from 1992 to 2002 and from 2004 to the present. Received the Teaching Excellence Award seven times from the UBC Medical Undergraduate Society, The University Teaching Prize from the University of British Columbia in 1992, The Killam Teaching Prize from the University of British Columbia in 2006, The Basmajian/Williams and Wilkins Award from the American Association of Anatomists in 1988, and The JCB Grant Award from the Canadian Association for Anatomy, Neurobiology and Cell Biology in 2006. Personal interests: Northwest Coast aboriginal art, kayaking, photography.
Adam W. M. Mitchell, MBBS, FRCS, FRCRAdam W. M. Mitchell, MBBS, FRCS, FRCR
Consultant Clinical Radiologist and Senior Lecturer, Department of Investigative Science, Hammersmith Hospital (Academic Health Science Centre), Imperial College London, United Kingdom. Joint Head of Medical Graduate Entry Anatomy at Imperial College. MBBS London 1987. Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (London) 1992. Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (UK) 1994. Royal Postgraduate Medical School Hammersmith Hospital Fellow and Lecturer 1995. Member of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe and the British Society of Skeletal Radiology. Current clinical interests include general radiology, musculoskeletal radiology, and interventional radiology. Numerous publications (MRI, USS, CT, and general radiology) in the European and North American literature. Numerous books (Editor and author) including MCQ sets, Applied Radiological Anatomy, Applied Radiological Anatomy for Medical Students, and Gray's Anatomy for Students.
Richard M. TibbittsRichard M. Tibbitts
Studied Medical and scientific illustration at Middlesex University. After graduating in 1994, together with his illustrator wife founded Antbits, specializing in high end illustration and graphics for the publishing and media industries. Artistic skills complimented with a great interest in the natural sciences have led to working on a wide range of topics from paleo-reconstruction to family health guides over the past 10 years. First teamed up with friend Paul Richardson to illustrate the fourth edition of Clinical Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience by M. J. T. FitzGerald. This work marked the start of a very successful and creative illustrative partnership leading to creation of all of the artwork for Gray's Anatomy for Students.
Paul E. RichardsonPaul E. Richardson
Studied Scientific Illustration at Middlesex Polytechnic (University) 1982-1986. Freelance Illustrator 1986-present. Teaching post held at Middlesex University 1991-1996. Produced artwork for a wide range of subject matter but has specialized in Medical Illustration since 1990, including many titles on surgical procedures. Has worked closely with friend, Richard Tibbitts, since 2000.