A vast subject that includes a strange vocabulary and an apparent mass of facts, human anatomy can at first appear confusing and off-putting. But the basic construction of the human body - the skeleton, the organs of the chest and abdomen, the nervous system, the head and neck with its sensory systems and anatomy for breathing and swallowing - is vital for anyone studying medicine, biology, and health studies. In this Very Short Introduction Leslie Klenerman
provides a clear, concise, and accessible introduction to the structure, function, and main systems of the human body, including a number of clear and simple illustrations to explain the key areas.
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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.
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