Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
The full range of images, male and female, of the National Library of Medicine's Visible Human Project is now available on a two-CD set developed by Heinz-Otto Peitgen, Wilhelm Berghorn, and Matthias Biel and published by Springer-Verlag. As a consequence of this remarkable technological achievement, the complete digitized anatomical datasets of a male and a female cadaver—over 7000 high-resolution transversal images—can now be viewed, manipulated, and customized for studying or teaching purposes. This newest and best version delivers the highest resolution yet—1728 × 1216 for VisMan and 1664 × 1216 for VisWom—of the original 15 GB of data for the male and 40 GB for the female.
AnatomyThe Complete Visible Human: The Complete High-Resolution Male and Female Anatomical datasets from the Visible Human Project. JAMA. 1999;281(8):765-766. doi:10.1001/jama.281.8.765-JBK0224-3-1