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September 20, 1995

Human Anatomy

Author Affiliations

Northern Maine Medical Center Fort Kent, Me

JAMA. 1995;274(11):921. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03530110085046

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This dissection manual on CD-ROM provides the opportunity to study gross anatomy without the olfactory stimulation of a standard laboratory. The package contains a multiplatform CD. Multiplatform capability is an advantage, and the minimum requirements (see above) are easily within the reach of entry-level computers equipped with a CD-ROM.

The program contains a comprehensive electronic dissection tutorial with copious still photographs and illustrations. The tutorial progresses in a logical fashion similar to an enhanced print textbook. Still and sequenced photos illustrate the various steps in the dissection. Anatomic relations are illustrated by cross-sectional views, and figures supplement the various photos. Standard anatomic textbooks including Netter, Grant, and Rohen/Yokochi are well referenced throughout. The anatomic structures are clear and can be enlarged to full-screen viewing for more detail. The authors present the material in a straightforward manner and offer several helpful mnemonics to assist in study. The program includes a question

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