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February 24, 1999

AnatomyThe Complete Visible Human: The Complete High-Resolution Male and Female Anatomical datasets from the Visible Human Project

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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by Heinz-Otto Peitgen, Wilhelm Berghorn, and Matthias Biel, two CD-ROMs; requirements: Macintosh: PowerPC, 24MB RAM, free memory including virtual memory of at least 24MB, System 7.0 or higher; Windows: Pentium or better, 16MB RAM, 24MB or more best, Windows 95 or NT, monitor resolution of 800x600 pixels and 256 colors minimum; documentation: 16 pp user's manual; $129, ISBN 0-387-14247-9, New York, NY, Springer-Verlag, 1998.

JAMA. 1999;281(8):765-766. doi:10.1001/jama.281.8.765-JBK0224-3-1

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.

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