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Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 12 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5515
  1. Andy Hall, core surgical trainee year 1, St George’s Hospital, London
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The decline in basic knowledge of anatomy is an area of widespread concern in the UK undergraduate and postgraduate medical curriculums. Robert Acland’s video atlas series represents a powerful force against this perceived dumbing down and has set about reinvigorating the subject through its crystal clear presentation of human anatomy. Broken into six volumes, the atlas covers the body in its entirety, with sections on the upper limb, lower limb, abdomen, and spine and thorax, and two on the head and neck.

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