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Gray's Anatomy


The ultimate reference book in anatomy

Gray's Anatomy is recognised the world over as the ultimate anatomical reference book and has never been out of print since it first appeared in 1858. It was first edited at this institution by T B Johnson in 1930.
The current Editor-in-Chief, Susan Standring, Emeritus Professor of Anatomy, and until her recent retirement, Head of the Anatomy & Human Sciences Department at King’s, has been on the editorial board since 1973.

She presided over the radical re-organisation of the of the 39th edition in 2004, which differed from earlier editions in that the body was described in regions, not systematically, for easier clinical reference. The title was extended to reflect this change, becoming Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice.