Any good books to read before starting A&P this fall? - page 2

by MizMaverick | 2,369 Views | 12 Comments

Hello! I was hoping I could get some advice on some good books that I could read on A&P or anything rhar would give me aheads up since I really want to get great grades and have two young kids at home that are counting on me.... Read More


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    It may be a bit nerdy, but I always recommend that nursing students learn about some medical history - particularly the course of events that led us to where we are today. One of the most interesting is William Harvey and the Mechanics of the Heart (Oxford Portraits in Science): Jole Shackelford: 9780195120493: Amazon.com: Books . It is very well written - about William Harvey & how he "discovered" the mechanics of human circulation in the 17th century. He had to obtain corpses ilegally... deal with grave robbers and such.. and faced imprisonment for his 'crimes'. Sheesh, medical research today is a piece of cake.

    Florence Nightengale's Notes on Nursing is also very interesting. She accomplished an astonishing amount of work despite the fact that she was agoraphobic after her Crimean experience... the big wigs had to come to her house to work with her - LOL.

    Have fun!
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    I don't know about books, but I took A and P I and II and micro in 1 year. The text books for anatomy, I sarted looking through all the diagrams as soon as I got the book. Our class recommened netterman's anatomy flashcards. I would HIGHLY recommend them. I work full time while going to school and can't always have my books out at work. the flashcards cost about 25-30 new, but I got mine on ebay for about $11, from someone that used them once. I take them to work (if you buy them with the code still in it, you can also get online access to the flashcards.) the other thing I did was downlaod any free A and P podcasts to my ipod. Hope this helps.
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    Quote from HouTx
    It may be a bit nerdy, but I always recommend that nursing students learn about some medical history - particularly the course of events that led us to where we are today.
    I agree. I'm working my way through The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. Interesting stuff.


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