In the preface of the frist edition of his atlas in May 1904 Johannes Sobotta writes: “Long standing experience in cadaver dissection classes has prompted the author to ensure that the illustrations of the peripheral nervous system and the blood vessels depict the relevant structures in the same way that the student is accustomed to seeing them on the cadaver that they depict the vessels and nerves from the same region together
Furthemore, the atlas alternates between pages of the text and full-page diagrams. The later contain the key illustrations in the atlas, while the former in addition to sketches and schematic drawings and legends contain a brief, concise text to help the student find information quickly when using the book in the dissection hall.
Just as fashions change on a regular basic, so do student reading and studying habits. The ubiquitousness of multi-media and the ready availability of information and stimuli are surely the main reasons why these habits are changing at a much faster rate than ever before. Publisher and publishing house must stay abreast of these developments and of student’s changing expectations regarding atlases and textbooks they wish to use, as well as ensuring the digital availability of the contents. In addition to interviews with students and systematic surveys, a publisher can sometimes gauge students expectations from the textbook market itself
Medical Book PDF: Sobotta Atlas of Anatomy Head, Neck and Neuroanatomy