Gray's Anatomy - 40th Edition - ISBN: 9780702047534

Gray's Anatomy

40th Edition

The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice, Expert Consult - Online and Print

Authors: Susan Standring
eBook ISBN: 9780702047534
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

Table of Contents

Contributors and reviewers


Bibliography of selected titles

An historical introduction to Gray's Anatomy Ruth Richardson

Anatomical nomenclature


Section Editor: Caroline Wigley

With specialist contributions by Michael A Adams (chapter 5), Sue M Black (5), Patricia Dolan (5), William C Earnshaw (1), Paul A Felts (3), Andrew JT George (4), Jonathan C Kentish (6), W Niall A Kirkpatrick (7), Mary-Clare C Miller (7), Jagdeep Nanchahal (7), Terence A Partridge (5), Jeremy PT Ward (6)

Reviewers: Robert F Brooks (chapter 2), E Birgitte Lane (7), Roger J Morris (1)

New images supplied by Peter A Helliwell (chapters 2–7), Joe Mathew (2–7) Bart Wagner (1–7)
1 Basic structure and function of cells
2 Integrating cells into tissues
3 Nervous system
4 Blood, lymphoid tissues and haemopoiesis
5 Functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal system
6 Smooth muscle and the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems
7 Skin and its appendages


Section Editor: Patricia Collins

With specialist contributions by Peter R Braude (chapters 8, 11), Eric Jauniaux (9)

8 Preimplantation development
9 Implantation and placentation
10 Cell populations at gastrulation
11 Embryonic induction and cell division
12 Cell populations at the start of organogenesis
13 Early embryonic circulation
14 Pre- and postnatal development


Section Editor: Alan R Crossman

Embryology, Growth and Development Editor: Patricia Collins

With specialist contributions by Anthony Graham (chapter 24), Paul D Griffiths (17), Alan Jackson (16), Andres Lozano (21), Zoltan Molnár (24), David Neary (18–20, 23), Ronan O’Rahilly (24)
Reviewers: Tipu Aziz (chapter 22), Roy Weller (16)

15 Overview of the nervous system
16 V


A universal landmark in medicine ever since Drs. Henry Gray and H.V. Carter published the first edition in 1858, Gray's Anatomy now celebrates its 150th anniversary! From state-of-the-art coverage of important new areas such as functional neuroimaging, embryogenesis, and biomechanics . . . through a comprehensively revamped, lavish full-color art program . . . as well as convenient access to the complete contents online, with downloadable illustrations, the new 40th Edition sets a new world standard for accuracy, clarity, and clinical relevance. It is THE place to turn when you want to be sure about the anatomical considerations that pertain to safe and effective practice. You'll find it an invaluable clinical resource, a pleasure to consult, and a reference that you'll be proud to have on your shelf.

Key Features

  • Fastidious editing by an esteemed group of clinicians and anatomists, with support from hundreds of contributors and specialist reviewers worldwide, ensures the most detailed and dependable coverage of anatomy available anywhere, including in-depth information on normal variants.
  • A regional organization collects all relevant material on each body area together in one place, for easy clinical reference.


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"This book has really excellent content. It’s the first point of call for a query, better than standard textbooks. Good authorage and editorial input is evident. A new edition of Gray’s always has to live up to its historical place in the medical world. The new edition updates content, is well presented, readable and accurate. This is supported by quality illustrations. A book for those wanting a reference source for anatomy which is reliable and current."
BMA Book Awards 2009 - judges comments

About the Authors

Susan Standring Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor of Anatomy, Head of Anatomy and Human Sciences, King's College London, London, UK