Views & Reviews Medical Classics

The Anatomy Coloring Book

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7622 (Published 12 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7622
  1. Jamie McConnell, registrar, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 4LP, UK
  1. jamiemcc{at}gmail.com

Simultaneously scholarly and accessible, The Anatomy Coloring Book is both an invaluable aid to professional study as well as democratising and demystifying an otherwise arcane topic for a wider audience. Gray’s and Last’s weighty volumes of anatomy, inarguably more comprehensive, have never had the same popular appeal as this multi-million copy best-seller. Indeed, if the internet plaudits on the online bookstores are to be believed, it has been warmly received by an audience ranging from medical and nursing students to massage therapists and artists. The accessibility of the book may be readily understood: bold …

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