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Part I Reference Texts

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The NBCE uses reference texts that are generally employed by the chiropractic colleges. This list of references is presented to assist you in preparing for NBCE examinations; however, study of the following references will not guarantee that you will pass NBCE examinations. Moreover, this list is not comprehensive and does not imply that references not included on this list are inappropriate or of lesser value or quality than references that are included.

GENERAL ANATOMY

Drake, R. L., Vogl, A. W., & Mitchell, A. W. M. (2015). Gray’s Anatomy for Students (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone.

Mescher, A. L. (2016). Junqueira’s Basic Histology (14th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Education.

Moore, K. L., Dalley, A. F., & Agur, A. M. R. (2014). Clinically Oriented Anatomy (7th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Moore, K. L., Persaud, T. V. N., & Torchia, M. G. (2013). The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology (9th ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders.

Sadler, T. W. (2015). Langman’s Medical Embryology (13th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.

Standring, S. (Ed.) (2016). Gray’s Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice (41st ed.). Elsevier Limited.

SPINAL ANATOMY

Bogduk, N. (2012). Clinical and Radiological Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Cramer, G. D., & Darby, S. A. (2014). Clinical Anatomy of the Spine, Spinal Cord, and ANS (3rd ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

Kiernan, J. A. (2014). Barr’s The Human Nervous System: An Anatomical Viewpoint (10th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Mescher, A. L. (2016). Junqueira’s Basic Histology (14th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Education.

Moore, K. L., Dalley, A. F., & Agur, A. M. R. (2014). Clinically Oriented Anatomy (7th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Moore, K. L., Persaud, T. V. N., & Torchia, M. G. (2013). The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology (9th ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders.

Standring, S. (Ed.) (2016). Gray’s Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice (41st ed.). Elsevier Limited.

Vanderah, T. W., & Gould, D. J. (2016). Nolte’s The Human Brain: An Introduction to Its Functional Anatomy (7th ed.). Elsevier, Inc.

Waxman, S. G. (2013). Clinical Neuroanatomy (27th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Education.

PHYSIOLOGY

Barrett, K. E., Barman, S. M., Boitano, S., & Brooks, H. L. (2016). Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology (25th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Education.

Hall, J. E. (2016). Guyton & Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology (13th ed.). Elsevier, Inc.

Koeppen, B. M., & Stanton, B. A. (2010). Berne & Levy Physiology (6th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.

McArdle, W. D., Katch, F. I, & Katch, V. L. (2015). Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance (8th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

CHEMISTRY

Ferrier, D. R. (2014). Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Mahan, L. K., Escott-Stump, S., & Raymond, J. L. (2012). Krause’s Food and the Nutrition Care Process (13th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier.

Nelson, D. L., & Cox, M. M. (2013). Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry (6th ed.). New York: W. H. Freeman and Company.

Nix, S. (2013). Williams’ Basic Nutrition and Diet Therapy (14th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier.

Rodwell, V. W., Bender, D. A., Botham, K. M., Kennelly, P. J., & Weil, P. A. (2015). Harper’s Illustrated Biochemistry (30th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Education.

PATHOLOGY

Kumar, V., Abbas, A. K., & Aster J. (2016). Robbins and Cotran: Pathologic Basis of Disease (9th ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders.

Kumar, V., Abbas, A. K., & Aster, J. C. (2013). Robbins Basic Pathology (9th ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier.

Rubin, E., & Reisner, H. M. (2014). Essentials of Rubin’s Pathology (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

MICROBIOLOGY

Bauman, R. W. (2015). Microbiology with Diseases by Body System (4th ed.). Boston: Pearson Education, Inc.

Brooks, G. F., Carroll, K. C., Butel, J. S., Morse, S. A., & Mietzner, T. A. (2013). Jawetz, Melnick, & Adelberg’s Medical Microbiology (26th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Levinson, W. (2014). Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology (13th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Education.

McKenzie, J. F., Pinger, R. R. (2015). An Introduction to Community and Public Health (8th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Owen, J. A., Punt, J., & Stranford, S. A. (2013). Kuby Immunology (7th ed.). New York: W. H. Freeman and Company.

Pommerville, J. C. (2014). Fundamentals of Microbiology (10th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Wagner, E. K., Hewlett, M. J., Bloom, D. C., & Camerini, D. (2008). Basic Virology (3rd ed.). Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.