Part I Reference Texts

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. (2020). Gray’s Anatomy for Students (4th ed.), Elsevier.

Mescher, A.L. (2018). Junqueira’s Basic Histology, Text & Atlas (15th ed.), McGraw-Hill Educ.

Moore, K. L., Dalley, A. F., & Agur, Anne. M. R. (2018). Clinically Oriented Anatomy (8th ed.). Philadelphia; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Moore, K. L., Persaud, T. V. N., Torchia, M.G., (2020). The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology (11th ed.), Elsevier.

Sadler, T. W. (2019). Langman’s Medical Embryology (14th ed.), Wolters Kluwer.

Standring, S. (2016). Gray’s Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice (41st ed.), New York; Churchill Livingstone.

Spinal Anatomy

Bogduk, N. (2012). Clinical and Radiological Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine (5th ed.). New York; 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. (2018). Junqueira’s Basic Histology, Text & Atlas (15th ed.). McGraw-Hill Educ.

Moore, K. L., & Dalley, A. F., Agur, Anne M.R. (2018). Clinically Oriented Anatomy (8th ed.). Philadelphia; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Moore, K. L., & Persaud, T. V. N., Torchia, M.G., (2020). The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology (11th ed.). Elsevier.

Standring, S. (2016). Gray’s Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice (41st ed.). New York; Churchill Livingstone.

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

Waxman, S.G. (2017). Clinical Neuroanatomy (28th ed.). New York; McGraw-Hill.

Physiology

Barrett, K.E., Barman, S.M., Brooks, H. L., Yuan, J. (2019). Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology (26th ed.).; McGraw-Hill Educ.

Hall, J.E. (2016). Guyton & Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology (13th ed.). Philadelphia; Saunders.

Koeppen, B.M., & Stanton, B.A. (2018). Berne & Levy Physiology (7th 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. (2017). Lippincott’s Illustrated Review: Biochemistry (7th ed.). Philadelphia; Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Mahan, L.K., Escott-Stump, S., Raymond, J.L. (2017). Krause’s Food and the Nutrition Care Process (14th ed.). Philadelphia; Elsevier.

Nelson, D.L. & Cox, M.M. (2017). Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry (7th ed.). New York; W.H. Freeman and Company.

Nix, S. (2017). Williams’ Basic Nutrition and Diet Therapy (15th ed.). St. Louis; Mosby.

Rodwell, V.W., Bender, D.A., Botham, K.M., Kennelly, P.J., Weil, P.A. (2018). Harper’s Illustrated Biochemistry (31st ed.). McGraw-Hill Educ.

Pathology

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

Kumar, V., Abbas, A.K., & Aster, J.C. (2018). Robbins Basic Pathology (10th ed.). Philadelphia; W. B. Saunders.

Rubin, E., & Reisner, H.M. (2019). Principles of Rubin’s Pathology (7th ed.), Philadelphia; Wolters Kluwer.

Microbiology

Bauman, R.W. (2018). Microbiology with Diseases by Body System (5th ed.). San Francisco; Pearson Education, Inc..

Riedel, S., Morse, S.A., Mietzner, T., Miller, S. (2019). Jawetz, Melnick & Adelberg’s Medical Microbiology (28th ed.). McGraw-Hill Educ.

Levinson, W., Chin-Hong, P., Joyce, E.A., Nussbaum, J., Schwartz, B. (2018). Review of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, A Guide to Clinical Infectious Diseases (15th ed.). New York; McGraw-Hill Educ.

McKenzie, J.F., Pinger, R.R. (2018). An Introduction to Community and Public Health (9th ed.). Sudbury; Jones and Barlett.

Punt, J., Stranford, S., Jones, P., Owen, J. (2019). Kuby Immunology (8th ed.). New York; W.H. Freeman and Company.

Pommerville, J.C. (2018). Fundamentals of Microbiology (11th ed.). Sudbury, MA; Jones and Barlett.

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

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