Friday, September 5, 2014

Grays Anatomy

Are you familiar with Gray's Anatomy? It probably inspired Grey's Anatomy! Gray's Anatomy? No, it's not Grey's Anatomy, the TV series, but actually THE English-language human anatomy textbook Gray's Anatomy! IMHO, the television series Grey's Anatomy must surely have been inspired by Gray's Anatomy, the textbook! That's my personal opinion and I'm stickin' to it until I find otherwise. What do you think?

Vitruvian Man c. 1492 by Leonardo da Vinci.

I have written a lot about Health and Medical topics. In another article, I've written, Meniscus Tear, I saw some very cool examples of anatomy drawings from Henry Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body.

What's really cool is that you'll find Gray's drawings throughout the internet as his textbook is widely regarded as a classic work on the subject. The book was first published in 1858 while work on his book was continued by others and on November 24, 2004, the 39th British edition was released.

What do you THINK about Grays Anatomy?
Anything to do with Greys Anatomy? Was Grey's Anatomy inspired by Gray's Anatomy?
  1. Yes!
  2. Maybe.
  3. No!

Gray's Anatomy Illustrations :: Public Domain Images

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When referencing the various illustrations from Gray's Anatomy 1918 edition, you will find that the illustrations are NOW in the public domain.

Illustration of Human Skull Gray's Anatomy
 
This faithful reproduction of a lithograph plate from Gray's Anatomy, a two-dimensional work of art, is not copyrightable in the U.S. as per Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp.; the same is also true in many other countries, including Germany. Unless stated otherwise, it is from the 20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, originally published in 1918 and therefore lapsed into the public domain. Other copies of Gray's Anatomy can be found on Bartleby and also on Yahoo!

This image is in the public domain because its copyright has expired. This applies worldwide.

Human Skull :: Public Domain Image

How remarkable is that Human Skull? This is just another amazing illustration from Gray's Anatomy!

This faithful reproduction of a lithograph plate from Gray's Anatomy, a two-dimensional work of art, is not copyrightable in the U.S. as per Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp.; the same is also true in many other countries, including Germany. Unless stated otherwise, it is from the 20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, originally published in 1918 and therefore lapsed into the public domain.

Ligaments of Human Knee Illustration -- Gray's Anatomy 

Ligaments of Human Knee Illustration Gray's Anatomy

Subjects in Gray's Anatomy
For a list of subjects found in the 1918 edition of this anatomy textbook click here to get started!

Gray's Anatomy 1858 First Edition
The first edition of Gray's Anatomy covered 750 pages and contained 363 figures.

Anyone perusing the last 10 incarnations of this vigorous old warhorse of medical literature will note that a significant change came about with the 35th in 1973, when the visual character of the book began a veritable transformation.

Since that time, each edition has incrementally added material covering advances in such fields as molecular biology, imaging, computer-assisted and electron microscopy, embryology and immunohistology to encompass new knowledge and provide didactic clarifications.

Henry Gray's original offering of 1858 has taken on the task of providing an overview of the science on which comprehensive understanding of gross anatomy is based in today's biomedical and clinical worlds.


The Anatomist: A True Story of Gray's Anatomy

The classic medical text known as Gray's Anatomy is one of the most famous books ever written.

Now, on the 150th anniversary of its publication, acclaimed science writer and master of narrative nonfiction Bill Hayes has written the fascinating, never-before-told true story of how this seminal volume came to be.

A blend of history, science, culture, and Hayes's own personal experiences, The Anatomist is this author's most accomplished and affecting work to date.

The Anatomist: A True Story of Gray's Anatomy



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Or are you a Grey's Anatomy hopeless fan?? Were you familiar with Gray’s Anatomy before you read this lens? Did you first think it was the TV series? Are you a fan of Grey’s Anatomy?

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