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
- In-depth coverage of head and neck embryology, including the development of the tooth, for students of dentistry, and speech and audiology
In this Second Edition of the manual at the request of students and teachers, the authors have made the following changes:
- Increased the size of the diagrams
- Revised the text to comply with the Federative International Committee on Anatomical Terminology changes to the Terminologia Embryologica
- Altered the sequencing of some topics to allow the development to flow more logically
- Included an appendix of coloured photographs of congenital abnormalities to help students form a more realistic idea of developmental abnormalities.
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.