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Human Anatomy: A Very Short Introduction

Leslie Klenerman

February 2015

ISBN: 9780198707370

176 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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An understanding of the structure and function of the human body is vital for anyone studying the medical and health sciences. In this Very Short Introduction Leslie Klenerman provides a clear and accessible overview of the main systems of the human anatomy, illustrated with a number of clear explanatory diagrams.

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An understanding of the structure and function of the human body is vital for anyone studying the medical and health sciences. In this Very Short Introduction Leslie Klenerman provides a clear and accessible overview of the main systems of the human anatomy, illustrated with a number of clear explanatory diagrams.

  • A clear and concise overview of the main principles of human anatomy
  • Relates the key principles to every day clinical problems, congenital abnormalities, and comparative anatomy to place the topic into context
  • Includes aspects of human evolution to show how and why the body has developed as it has
  • Considers the origins and development of human anatomy
  • Includes 50 clear explanatory diagrams
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions - over seven million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Leslie Klenerman, Formerly Emeritus Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Liverpool, Senior Demonstrator Anatomy Department, University of Cambridge

Leslie Klenerman was an Emeritus Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery from the University of Liverpool. As a consultant orthopaedic surgeon he worked at Northwick Park Hospital and Clinical Research Centre until he moved to a chair at Liverpool University. Later in his career he worked in the Anatomy Department at Cambridge University as a Senior Demonstrator. He is the author of several publications.

Table of Contents

    1:Development of anatomy
    2:The skeleton and its attachments
    3:A vital system
    4:Communication and control
    5:Head and neck
    6:The abdomen
    7:The limbs
    8:Man the tottering biped
    Further reading
    Index