The purpose of this book is to provide a condensed representation of human anatomy in which a correlation between anatomy and related biological subjects, such as human evolution, embryology, physiology, and clinical medicine, is considered. In essence, it is an abbreviated text of gross anatomy with a fair amount of histology. As such, it is one of the best books of its kind. Although detail has generally been eliminated, the authors have included enough information to present a logical picture of general principles of anatomic structure. The book apparently is based on an introductory lecture course in anatomy given by the authors for medical and dental students. For such a course this book is an ideal text.