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View Resource The Visible Human Project

The Visible Human Project is one of the groundbreaking initiatives that makes the National Library of Medicine so fascinating. Using donated cadavers, the Project has created "complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations" of male and female bodies, sectioned at one millimeter (male) and one-third millimeter (female) intervals. On the site, readers can find an extremely...

View Resource American Medical Association: Atlas of the Human Body

The American Medical Association (AMA) has a number of fine educational resources available on their website, and this Atlas of the Human Body is quite a stand-out selection. Visitors to the site can look through simple and effective diagrams of the circulatory system, the brain, the torso, the female reproductive system, and others. Each diagram and rendering contains a brief discussion of the...

View Resource Anatomy: The Foundation of Medicine: From Aristotle to Early Twentieth-Century Wall Charts

Anatomical drawing and illustration has been an important tool of doctors and physiologists since the time of Galen. The University of Virginia's Claude Moore Health Science Library has created this breezy and informative tour through the history of anatomical study and drawing and placed it here for use by the general public. First-time visitors will want to take in the "Brief Essay on...

View Resource Historical Anatomies on the Web

Historical Anatomies on the Web is a digital project of the National Library of Medicine offering selected images from illustrated anatomical atlases spanning the 15th to 20th centuries. The atlases represented in this collection were chosen primarily for their historical and artistic significance, but anyone with an interest in medicine or the history of medical science should find this Web site...

View Resource Dream Anatomy

For centuries, artists and physicians have rendered the human body and its anatomy in a myriad of ways, and with the invention of the printing press in the 15th century, the number of anatomical drawings and their like multiplied. Drawing on the collections contained within the National Library of Medicine, this revealing digital exhibit explores some of the ways in which human anatomy has been...

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