McMinn's Color Atlas of Head and Neck Anatomy is the only large format atlas of the human head and neck, incorporating outstanding dissections, osteology, and radiographic and surface anatomy images. Bari M. Logan, Patricia Reynolds, and Ralph T. Hutchings present a "road map" reference to the structures of the head and neck, ideal for study or exam review. New dissections and double page spreads provide detailed depictions for additional and more specific areas. The more complex dissections are accompanied by explanatory artwork and all dissections are accompanied by notes and commentaries. Reference lists and dental anesthesia information are incorporated into appendices at the back of the book. All in all, this is a beautiful and thorough atlas of the whole head and neck region.
"It is difficult find any fault with a book that has been so painstakingly prepared and remains so comprehensively relevant. A copy in the library for reference is not good enough - everyone should have their own!"
European Journal of Orhtodontics, July 2010
Presents life-sized images of dissections and osteology to correspond with what you see in the lab or in practice.
Includes radiography and surface anatomy pictures so that the content is clinically relevant.
Features notes and commentaries for every dissection and orientational and explanatory artwork for those that are more complex so that you have a complete understanding of position and application.
Incorporates reference lists and dental anesthesia information into appendices at the back of the book for additional resources and clinical material.
New to this Edition
Features 12 new "in-fill" dissections of single glands to serve as the definitive reference for head and neck.
Presents new double page spreads on vascularity of the brain, eruption and growth of deciduous teeth, sutural bones, and the skull for more detailed depictions of these key areas.
Includes new clinical photographs that reflect the current state of practice and keep you up to date.
This new 4th edition of 'McMinn's Head and Neck Anatomy', heralds 28 years of publication in seven language editions of English, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Italian and French, with considerable sales worldwide, it has, over time, become an accepted standard anatomical text on the subject.
It was originally penned in 1979 by the hand of R. M. H. 'Bob' McMinn who was then Sir William Collins Professor of Human and Comparative Anatomy, Department of Anatomy,The Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, where Ralph Hutchings (photographer) was Chief Medical Laboratory Scientific Officer and Bari Logan the Prosector.
The concept of the book evolved in response to the need for a specific anatomical text to suit the educational needs of dental students, and through Peter Wolfe, director of Wolfe Medical Publications, London, it was first published in 1981 and received considerable acclaim as an illustrated reference atlas of human anatomy. Over the ensuing years it has proved equally popular with Radiologists, Neuro, Skull-base, Cranio-facial, Maxillo-facial, Plastic-reconstructive, Ophthalmic, Dental and ENT surgeons, it has therefore continued to fill an important niche on the bookshelves of medical libraries.
With the full retirement of Bob McMinn to his homeland in the Scottish Highlands, a new author, Patricia Reynolds joined the team in 2002 for the 3rd edition and added (adds) a new level of expertise to the book.
Again, in order to meet readers' demands for this edition, we have incorporated new anatomical preparations, radiographic images, clinical photographs with notes and paid particular attention to a new series of page spreads dedicated to dental anatomy.
We hope that these new additions will be appreciated and that the book will continue in its popularity and important contribution to medical education at both the pre-clinical and postgraduate level.
As before, the name 'McMinn' is retained in the title as a tribute to an outstanding anatomist and distinguished colleague.
Professor R. M. H. McMinn, MD (Glas), PhD (Sheff), FRCS (Eng)
Robert 'Bob' McMinn was a medical graduate of the University of Glasgow. After hospital posts and service with the Royal Air Force in Iraq and Africa, he began his anatomical career as a Demonstrator in Anatomy in Glasgow in 1950. He became a lecturer in the University of Sheffield and was later Reader and then Titular Professor at King's College London. In 1970 he was appointed to the Chair of Anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Among his publications
'A Colour Atlas of Human Anatomy' with photographer R. T. Hutchings was first published in 1977 and became a worldwide best-seller, with translations into over 25 languages. For this and other later atlases his co-editors added the name 'McMinn' to the titles in recognition of his contribution to anatomical teaching. He was editor of the 8th and 9th editions of Last's Anatomy Regional and Applied' which remains a standard work for surgical trainees. He was programme secretary and later treasurer of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, and was a founder member and the first secretary of the British Association of Clinical Anatomists. At the International Anatomical Congress held in Cambridge in 2000 he received a Special Presentation Award from the Anatomical Society for his teaching and research activities. His research interests were in wound healing and tissue repair, and on the association between skin disease and the alimentary tract. He has been fully retired for nearly 20 years now and lives on the west coast of Scotland.
By Bari M. Logan, MA, FMA, HonMBIE, Formerly University Prosector, Department of Anatomy, University of Cambridge, UK; Patricia Reynolds, BDS, MBBS, MA, PhD, FDSRCS(Eng), Senior Lecturer, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Guy's Thomas'Dental Institute, London, UK and Ralph T. Hutchings, Photographer for Imaging body.com; Formerly Chief Medical Laboratory Scientific Officer, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, UK