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Human Anatomy & Physiology: Educational Resources

Resources on anatomical history and modern-day learning.

Educational Resources

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Gray's Anatomy

First published in 1858 and known for its beautifully illustrated images, the text that has become known as Gray's Anatomy remains essential to the anatomical field. Today it exists in numerous formats, editions, and variations.

Note: The most recent edition (the 41st) was published in 2015, but many older editions that you may find in a library are still very relevant.

Also Note: There are alternative titles to the text, but if its written by Henry Gray and illustrated by Henry Vandyke Carter, it's Gray's Anatomy.

Reference Questions


Useful texts will vary widely based on skill level, but here are some resources for university-level beginner's education.

  • The Open Textbook Library contains several anatomical and medical textbooks. Please be sure to examine the copyright privileges of each text.

  • Visual learners may benefit from one of many Anatomy Coloring Books available. Here is one that is freely available as a PDF.

Digital Tools

Watch on YouTube

These channels from anatomical and medical professionals aim to share information to aid in the instruction of anatomy.

Read about the measured effectiveness of YouTube as a teaching method in this article available through PubMed.

The A&P Professor Podcast

Written and hosted by Kevin Patton, a President Emeritus of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), the A&P Podcast discusses current trends and issues in the fields of anatomy and pathology.