visión de conjunto:Críticas The anatomical language we use today isn't designed to be exclusive the preserve of the elite. Instead it's an international language which allows anatomists and clinicians across the globe to communicate with each other. The language can seem quite foreign if you re not a classical scholar but finding the meaning in those words unlocks fascinating secrets as well as understanding. The human body becomes a wonderland of curious details: spiderwebs inside the skull crescent moons in the knee a raven's beak in your shoulder a horse's tail at the end of your spinal cord a pea inside your wrist and vine tendrils hidden inside the scrotum. This then is a guidebook to take with you on your travels. Obscure meanings will become clear hidden patterns will emerge and exquisite gems will be revealed. Enjoy the adventure. --Professor Alice Roberts anatomist author & broadcasterThis book should be mandatory reading for all students of anatomy. --Susan Standring MBE Emeritus Professor of Anatomy King's College London Editor-in-Chief Gray's Anatomy Reseña del editor The team behind this book were brought together by their connection to a single remarkable place: the dissection facilities of the Human Anatomy Teaching Group at the Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience University of Cambridge. Here anatomy is taught through human cadaveric dissection and applied anatomy sessions to first and second year medical students. Today's undergraduates benefit from a rich heritage of anatomical teaching and learning in Cambridge. 2016 marks the 300th anniversary of the establishment of the first Anatomical School at the University whilst dissection within the Cambridge colleges dates back to the first half of the sixteenth century. Cambridge is one of a decreasing number of medical schools where undergraduates learn anatomy primarily through hands-on dissection. Our programme would not be possible without the unparalleled generosity of those who donate their bodies for anatomical teaching and research. Students' experiences of dissection remain with them throughout their medical careers shaping their interactions with patients.Not only do they acquire a detailed understanding of the structure of the human body along with anatomical variations but a dissection-based teaching programme also encourages the development of other key professional skills such as respect and empathy teamwork and communication haptic discrimination and manual dexterity. This book is therefore both a tribute both to the remarkable altruism of our donors to whom we are indebted and to the significant difference that good anatomical knowledge makes to patient care. This book was originally conceived to help students navigate the perplexing language of anatomy especially for those who have not previously studied Latin or Greek. However we quickly realised the potential of an illustrated guide as an aid for all students learning the structure and function of the human body as well as its likely appeal to a wider public. Together the authors bring to the project a range of expertise in fields encompassing surgery history linguistics medical illustration and of course human anatomy. Biografía del autor Cecilia Brassett was a medical student and anatomy demonstrator at the University of Cambridge and as the current University Clinical Anatomist is responsible for organising the anatomy teaching programme. She initially qualified as a general surgeon then resigned and trained in field linguistics to work among an ethnic minority group in China for some years before returning to the UK. She is also a Fellow of Magdalene College Cambridge. Emily Evans is an anatomist medical artist author and publisher. Alongside running her business in anatomical art from her studio in London Emily is also a senior demonstrator of anatomy at the University of Cambridge. Additionally Emily is the author of Anatomy in Black owner of Anatomy Boutique and creative director at imprint publishing house Anatomy Boutique Books. She guest writes for Street Anatomy and Morbid Anatomy and regularly writes and gives talks about the use of anatomy in contemporary art practice. She is a member of the Medical Artists' Association of Great Britain the Anatomical Society and the Institute of Anatomical Sciences. Isla Fay joined the Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience in 2016 having previously worked as an historical researcher and in the funeral industry. She is the author of books and articles on the subjects of osteoarchaeology of the medieval period and of environmental health and hygiene in the Tudor age. For checking the text our grateful thanks are due to Nick Jardine Emeritus Professor Department of History and Philosophy of Science University of Cambridge. Any remaining errors are strictly the responsibility of the authors.