Medicine and Disease

Gray’s Anatomy

What is Gray’s Anatomy?

It is the popular name for Anatomy of the Human Body, Descriptive and Surgical, written by English physician Henry Gray (1825 or 1827–1861). First published in 1858, the tome is still considered the standard work on anatomy, and it is in print today in several editions, including The Concise Gray’s Anatomy. Gray was a lecturer in anatomy at London’s St. George’s Hospital and was a fellow of Britain’s Royal College of Surgeons. He was 33 years old when he compiled the book, which went on to be used by medical students for more than a century.


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