Controversial anatomy books
January 13, 2013 7:39 AM Subscribe
posted by Ahmed_Nabil (18 comments total)
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Anatomy is a respected medical science, aims at a better knowledgement of human body structures. there were two books in Anatomy that made a lot of controversy, the first one is Atlas of Topographical and Applied Human Anatomy
by Eduard Pernkopf, and the second one is The Anatomical Basis of Medical Practice
by by Professors R. Frederick Becker, James S. W. Wilson, and John A. Gehweiler.
Human Anatomy is a great medical science that study gross structures of human body. Anatomy mean to cut
in Ancient Greek. Anatomy study is important specially for persons involved in medical field, and there are a lot of anatomy books with Gray's Anatomy
being the most famous book. two books published in anatomy made a lot of controversy, the first was an atlas by the Nazi anatomist Pernkopf in which he used illustrations from cadavers of war prisoners. the atlas
is not easily available and some collectors sell copies of it for about 1000$. the second one by R. Frederick Becker and others used a pornographic pictures of nude women in the text to illustrate surface anatomy, and the book
was eventually banned from publication. inspite of all of this, both books represent a unique approaches in understanding anatomy.