Anatomy at a Glance Sibani Mazumdar
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Sibani Mazumdar Professor of Anatomy Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata, India IPGME & R (Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research), Kolkata, India Ex Associate Professor of Anatomy North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling, India Ex Associate Professor of Anatomy Calcutta Medical College, Kolkata, India Ex Associate Professor of Anatomy Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College, Kolkata, India
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Anatomy at a Glance
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To my beloved students
There is a change in existing system of Anatomy—in teaching; in question pattern; as well as, in duration. No doubt it is a vast subject. There are many textbooks, but I feel it is impossible for the student to memorise, and revise the subject before examination. For this reason I was inspired by the students to write this book Anatomy at a Glance. Every chapter of this book is provided with understandable, appropriate diagrams. The beauty of this book is that diagrams are more than written pages, and most of the diagrams are on the same page along the writing material, which would be helpful to the students for visual impression. Most of the chapter is purposefully written in tabulated form. This book will help the medical, paramedical and nursing students. It would also be helpful to PG students for quick revision of Anatomy. It is written in simple language. In glossary, I have given meanings of various medical terminology. At the beginning of each chapter I have given necessary terminology. In Window Dissection Chapter, student can quickly learn Anatomy point by point, unnecessary details in Anatomy have been omitted here. In each chapter I have tried to give the functional anatomy. There may be unknowing errors in writing or printing of this book. If my colleagues or students focus me I shall be highly obliged. Any suggestion regarding improvement are always welcome.
Sibani Mazumdar
  1. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.—who gave me a scope to publish this book.
  2. All the staffs of Jaypee Brothers, Kolkata who helped me in processing the book.
  3. The heads of the Departments of Anatomy Prof. Rita Roy (Calcutta National Medical College), Prof. Asis Dutta, Prof. Debabrata Kar (Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research), Prof. Sumita Sarkar (KPC Medical College), Prof. Anjan Sen (Calcutta Medical College), Prof. Samar Deb (Principal of Katihar Medical College)—the trees, under which this sapling was born.
  4. All the teachers and staffs in the Department of Anatomy CNMC (IPGME & R) North Bengal Medical College, Calcutta Medical College, and Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College for their congenial environment.
  5. Dr Narayan Jyoti (dental surgeon), Dr Karabi Baral, Dr Viswa Prakash Das, Sandip (paramedical student), Debanjan (MBBS student), Gargi Biswas (Computer technologist) and Sudipto Das (Computer teacher), who extended their helping hands towards me.
  6. The librarian and staffs of North Bengal Medical College, Calcutta Medical College (IPGME & R) and Calcutta National Medical College—whose help cannot be expressed in language.
  7. I express my regards to the authors of different medical books who enriched my knowledge through their valuable writings.
  8. My gratitude to Prof. P Dev (Dean of UBMES and Head of the Department of Radiology) and Dr Sohini Sengupta—Assistant Professor (Radiology IPGME & R) for incorporating radiological pictures in this book.