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The Fundamentals of Human Embryology

Student Manual

256 pages

January, 2010

ISBN: 9781868145034


John Allan is emeritus professor of applied and functional anatomy in the School of Human Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Beverley Kramer is head of the School of Anatomical Sciences at the University of the Witwaters­rand, and president of the Anatomical Society of Southern Africa.

The Fundamentals of Human Embryology covers embryonic development, with a unique focus on adult anatomy.
Its goal is to impart to students a comprehensive overview of how the human embryo forms, not only as a basis for the student of human anatomy, but also as a link to abnormalities they may encounter in their clinical careers. Extensively illustrated with labeled line drawings, now enlarged for better visibility, this concise manual will meet the needs of both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the human sciences. Special features include separate chapters on the neural crest, the skull, and osteogenesis; and in-depth coverage of head and neck embryology, including the development of the tooth, for students of dentistry, and speech and audiology. This second edition contains larger diagrams, revised text that complies with the Federative International Committee on Anatomical Terminology's changes to the Terminologia Embryologica, altered sequencing of some topics to allow the development to flow more logically, and included an appendix of color photographs of congenital abnormalities to help students form a more realistic idea of developmental abnormalities.