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About Kevin

Kevin has spent more than three decades teaching undergraduate human anatomy & physiology. He has also been writing A&P textbooks and related works. He is a President Emeritus of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) and was founding director of the HAPS Institute. He also teaches graduate courses and workshops for those who teach A&P.

The A&P Professor is another way Kevin has found to promote sharing among A&P teachers worldwide.

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Free Books

These books, booklets, and related publications are (mostly) free. Use them as references for yourself or students. Or maybe as part of an assignment.

The recommendations below have been screened to include those that are free links and available for educational use. But things sometimes change. So it is up to YOU to verify cost and/or appropriate use before you use any of them.

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Topic Links
Collections

SlideWorld eBook collection
Medical/A&P related electronic books.

General, collected
A&P-related topics

Gray's Anatomy
original non-updated version of the classic text in an online-only format

Surgical Anatomy
illustrated atlas by Joseph Maclise

The Harvard Classics Volume 38
collection of famous original papers from Jenner, Pasteur, etc.

Pedagogy, teaching,
learning
Introduction to A&P

Introduction à l'étude de la médecine expérimentale
original French version of Bernard's breakthrough summary of the scientific method

Making Anesthesia Safer: Unraveling the Malignant Hyperthermia Puzzle
Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging: From Atomic Physics to Visualization, Understanding and Treatment of Brain Disorders
Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Chemistry,
biochemistry
Unraveling the Mystery of Protein Folding Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
Cell biology
Histology,
skin
Bone, skeleton,
joints
Bone Builders: The Discoveries Behind Preventing and Treating Osteoporosis Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
Muscle, movement
Neuroscience

Brain Facts
64-page primer on brain and nervous system

History of Neuroscience in Autobiography
Series about famous neuroscientists, male and female, from Society for Neuroscience

Science, Serotonin, and Sadness: The Biology of Antidepressants
Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Making Anesthesia Safer: Unraveling the Malignant Hyperthermia Puzzle
Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging: From Atomic Physics to Visualization, Understanding and Treatment of Brain Disorders
Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Endocrine

Breast Cancer, Tamoxifen and Beyond: Estrogen and Estrogen Receptors
Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

New Weapons to Combat an Ancient Disease: Treating Diabetes Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Cardiovascular,
blood

Cholesterol: From Biochemical Riddle to Blockbuster Drug for Heart Disease
Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Clot Busters! Discovery of Thrombolytic Therapy for Heart Attack & Stroke
Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

From Viper’s Venom to Drug Design: Treating Hypertension
Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Targeting Leukemia: From Bench to Bedside
Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Cardiovascular Disease and the Endothelium
Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Blood Safety in the Age of AIDS
Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Controlling Hypertension: A Research Success Story
Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Adolescent Overweight and Future Adult Coronary Heart Disease
Special review article from NEJM includes interesting graphs.

Immunity,
lymphatic

Finding Chinks in the Viral Armor: Influenza, AIDS and Antiviral Therapies
Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Transplantation: The Challenging Road Ahead
Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Respiration

Breathtaking Discoveries: How Basic Research Led to Treatments for Asthma
Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Bubbles, Babies and Biology: The Story of Surfactant
Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Digestion,
nutrition

Cholesterol: From Biochemical Riddle to Blockbuster Drug for Heart Disease
Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Helicobacter pylori and Ulcers: A Paradigm Revised
Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Urinary,
fluid/electrolyte,
acid/base
Reproduction, sex

Breast Cancer, Tamoxifen and Beyond: Estrogen and Estrogen Receptors
Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Cloning: Past, Present, and the Exciting Future
Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Genetics, genomics

Genetic Research: Mining for Medical Treasures Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Cloning: Past, Present, and the Exciting Future
Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

The Polymerase Chain Reaction
Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

General pathology,
microbiology

Viruses, Cancer Warts and All: The HPV Vaccine for Cervical Cancer
Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Breast Cancer, Tamoxifen and Beyond: Estrogen and Estrogen Receptors
Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Finding Chinks in the Viral Armor: Influenza, AIDS and Antiviral Therapies
Booklet from the Breakthroughs in Bioscience series by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)