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"Gray's" and "Cunningham's" are both authoritative and deservedly well-established textbooks. A choice between them will hinge mainly on how much one is willing to spend for not radical differences. "Gray's" gives more space to correlation of structure and function and is noticeably richer in clear and detailed three-dimensional diagrams (such as those of the fibrous skeleton of the heart and the details of the hepatic lobule) and in scanning electron micrographs, but "Gray's" costs almost twice as much. As a basic text for the undergraduate medical student, "Cunningham's" is a good buy; "Gray's" is a better reference work for the
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Gray's Anatomy.Cunningham's Textbook of Anatomy.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;95:249. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-2-249_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(2):249.
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