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March 1, 2013

Third Edition of Spinal Anatomy Textbook a Milestone for NUHS Professors

Gregory Cramer, DC, PhD, professor of anatomy and dean of research at National University of Health Sciences, and Susan Darby, PhD, professor of anatomy at NUHS, have announced the March 2013 release of the expanded third edition of their textbook, Clinical Anatomy of the Spine, Spinal Cord and ANS.

Published by Elsevier, the first two editions of the textbook have proved to be the reference of choice on spinal anatomy for many chiropractic, osteopathic and physical medicine students.

"We first released this textbook in 1995, and to date it is the only one of its kind for professional degree students studying spinal anatomy," said Dr. Darby. "The first edition was placed in the signature series archives of the North American Spine Society, a multidisciplinary organization representing members in 32 different medical specialties."

The new third edition boasts 70 pages of new information, along with 46 new illustrations, X-rays and MRI scans. More importantly, there is a new illustrated section on fascia, providing the latest information in this emerging field. Also, the book offers new sections addressing the clinically important relationships among inflammation, the immune system, and the ANS, as well as a comprehensive section on the enteric nervous system and other reference appendices.

"These new sections add extra value, especially for clinicians seeking a handy resource on day-to-day practice issues," said Dr. Cramer. "One of our goals with this new edition was to bridge the gap between the basic science of anatomy and the applied anatomy of clinical practice."

"Our anatomy program at National University has historically been one of our hallmark strengths," said NUHS President Dr. James F. Winterstein. "Dr. Cramer and Dr. Darby have made their own mark in the academic history of their field, and we are very proud to have them as leaders on our faculty."

Source: National University of Health Sciences


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