Atlas of the Sensory Organs

Functional and Clinical Anatomy

Editors: Csillag, András (Ed.)

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Although the sensory organs-particularly the eye and ear-are of great clinical importance, the lecture time allocated to them in the anatomical curricula is limited because of their great nomenclatural and physiological complexity. Sufficiently detailed descriptions can usually be found only in multivolume handbooks or in specialist monographs covering a single sensory organ. In Atlas of the Sensory Organs: Functional and Clinical Anatomy, a panel of expert medical educators and internationally renowned comparative and developmental neuroanatomists concisely, but thoroughly, describe the five main human sensory systems together with their neural pathways, from primary sensation to processing by the brain. The authors provide a detailed anatomical survey of each sensory organ, covering their ontogeny (development), central pathways, and functional mechanisms. The organs themselves are richly illustrated with light and electron microscopic representations of healthy and intact organs or tissues, except where pathology is directly relevant to understanding normal structure and function. Highlights include microanatomy and endoscopic images of the temporal bone, human embryonic specimens demonstrating the histology of the developing ear, and scanning electron micrographs of the organ of Corti and the vestibular receptors. There are also easy-to-use tables providing an overview of the nerves and arteries of the eye and orbit, and clinical specimens of the eye and optic pathways. A companion compact disk contains high-resolution copies of the color illustrations used in the book.
Comprehensive and richly illustrated, Atlas of the Sensory Organs: Functional and Clinical Anatomy provides a detailed portrait of all the sensory organs and related neural systems in a single volume replete with high-quality illustrations of original specimens, recordings, and numerous schematic drawings.

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"The goal of this atlas was to present all major sensory systems together with their neuronal pathways. … the book provides an overwhelming amount of information that will be useful for both medical students and physicians. … Csillag’s Atlas of the Sensory Organs will certainly become an extremely important reference in this field of anatomy." (Ernst Tamm, Annals of Anatomy, Vol. 188, March, 2006)

"The aim of this book is to fill a gap in the market of medical textbooks covering the sensory organs. … Each chapter is clearly laid out to cover an anatomical overview. This is followed by the development of the organ, atlas plates and sensory pathways, and ends with recommended reading. … The book’s target audience includes both undergraduates and postgraduates in all medical and biomedical groups." (A Hall, American College of Physicians News, Spring, 2006)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • The Organ of Hearing and Equilibrium

    Pages 1-83

    Tóth, Miklós, MD (et al.)

  • The Organ of Vision

    Pages 85-164

    Csillag, András, MD, PhD, DSc

  • The Organ of Olfaction

    Pages 165-185

    Csillag, András, MD, PhD, DSc

  • The Organ of Taste

    Pages 187-198

    Székely, Andrea D., DMD, PhD (et al.)

  • The Skin and Other Diffuse Sensory Systems

    Pages 199-243

    Kálmán, Mihály, MD, PhD, DSc (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Atlas of the Sensory Organs
Book Subtitle
Functional and Clinical Anatomy
Editors
  • András Csillag
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-59259-849-6
DOI
10.1385/1592598498
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-58829-412-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 258
Number of Illustrations
219 b/w illustrations
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