Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology

Fundamentals of A&P was my first textbook effort, and it has been revised and improved continuously since 1989 through revisions that are released every 3 years. Now in its 11th edition, it is intended for a two-semester course at the freshman or sophomore level. FAP is used in pre-nursing, pharmacy, kinesiology, physical therapy, and other allied health programs around the world.

 

The text is heavily illustrated and the layout enhances text-art correlation to the extent possible in a traditional textbook format. This was the first A&P textbook to have the entire illustration program created by a pair of medical illustrators, one an MD (Dr. William Ober) and the other an RN (Claire Garrison). Over time, I have been joined by two superb and tolerant coauthors, Judi Nath and Ed Bartholomew, both of whom are coauthors of other textbooks in this collection.

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Fundamentals has received the Textbook of the Year award in Life Sciences three times.