McMinn's Color Atlas of Head and Neck Anatomy - 4th Edition

McMinn's Color Atlas of Head and Neck Anatomy

4th Edition

Authors: Bari Logan Patricia Reynolds Ralph Hutchings
Imprint: Mosby


McMinn’s Color Atlas of Head and Neck Anatomy is the only large format atlas of the human head and neck, incorporating outstanding dissections, osteology, and radiographic and surface anatomy images. Bari M. Logan, Patricia Reynolds, and Ralph T. Hutchings present a "road map" reference to the structures of the head and neck, ideal for study or exam review. New dissections and double page spreads provide detailed depictions for additional and more specific areas. The more complex dissections are accompanied by explanatory artwork and all dissections are accompanied by notes and commentaries. Reference lists and dental anesthesia information are incorporated into appendices at the back of the book. All in all, this is a beautiful and thorough atlas of the whole head and neck region.

"It is difficult find any fault with a book that has been so painstakingly prepared and remains so comprehensively relevant. A copy in the library for reference is not good enough - everyone should have their own!"

European Journal of Orhtodontics, July 2010

Key Features

  • Presents life-sized images of dissections and osteology to correspond with what you see in the lab or in practice.
  • Includes radiography and surface anatomy pictures so that the content is clinically relevant.
  • Features notes and commentaries for every dissection and orientational and explanatory artwork for those that are more complex so that you have a complete understanding of position and application.
  • Incorporates reference lists and dental anesthesia information into appendices at the back of the book for additional resources and clinical material.

Table of Contents

Skull and skull bone articulations 1


From the front

Muscle attachments

Le Fort facial fractures

From the left

Muscle attachments

From behind

Vault of skull

Base of skull

External surface

Muscle attachments

Infratemporal region and teeth

Internal surface

Interior of skull, median section

Cavities of the skull

Bones of the skull


Muscle attachments and age changes

Frontal bone

Ethmoid bone

Sphenoid bone and vomer

Occipital bone

Maxilla, nasal bone and lacrimal bone

Palatine bone and inferior nasal concha

Temporal bone

Parietal bone and zygomatic bone

Skull bone articulations

Facial skeleton

Orbital and anterior nasal apertures


Roof and lateral wall

Floor and medial wall

Nasal cavity

Roof, floor and lateral wall

Maxillary hiatus and nasolacrimal canal

Base of the skull

Anterior cranial fossa

Middle and posterior cranial fossae

External surface, posterior part

Pterygopalatine fossa

Posterior nasal aperture

Fetal skull

Fontanelles, sutures and sutural bones

Cervical vertebrae and neck 2

Cervical vertebrae



Third to seventh cervical vertebrae

Cervical and first thoracic vertebrae

Other bones

First rib, manubrium of sternum

and costovertebral joints

Bones of shoulder girdle

Shoulder girdle and upper

thoracic skeleton






Surface markings

Head, neck and shoulders, superficial muscles



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About the Author

Bari Logan

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly University Prosector, Department of Anatomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK; Prosector, Department of Anatomy, The Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, UK; Anatomical Preparator, Department of Human Morphology, University of Nottingham Medical School, Nottingham, UK

Patricia Reynolds

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Guy's Thomas'Dental Institute, London, UK

Ralph Hutchings

Affiliations and Expertise

Photographer and Contributor to; Formerly Chief Medical Laboratory Scientific Officer, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, UK