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This web page is under the supervision of Dr. Patricia Backer. She can be reached at or by phone at (408) 924-3214. This page was last updated on 04/03/02 .

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Web Resources in Anatomy

American Association of Anatomists website
The primary U.S. professional organization of anatomists.

Anatomy Modules
from the University of Washington Department of Radiology.

Anatomy and Physiology
for high school students.

Anatomy of the Human Body

Anatomy of the Pelvis and Perineum
illustrates the anatomy of the pelvis and perineum through fluoroscopic imaging.

Articulation Page
how-to guide for constructing your first posed skeleton.

Atlas of the Human Body
from the American Medical Association.

integrates the use of digitized images, computer graphics, sound, animations, and text to teach basic concepts and principles of human anatomy.

Biomechanics - School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
A variety of projects are shown in images and movies: baseball pitching, knee simulator, bone properties, etc.

an exploration of anatomy designed for students between the ages of 11 and 16.

BrainWeb: Simulated Brain Database
The SBD contains a set of realistic MRI data volumes produced by an MRI simulator. These data can be used by the neuroimaging community to evaluate the performance of various image analysis methods in a setting where the truth is known.

The Columbia Virtual Body Virtual Body
elaborate presentations of the various parts and functions of the human body using Shockwave technology.

Digital Anatomist Program
an image repository consisting of sets of annotated images and animations packaged into interactive atlases representing different body regions.

DOE Openness: Human Radiation Experments
The Office of Human Radiation Experiments, established in March 1994, leads the Department of Energy's efforts to tell the agency's Cold War story of radiation research using human subjects. We have undertaken an intensive effort to identify and catalog relevant historical documents from DOE's 3.2 million cubic feet of records scattered across the country. Internet access to these resources is a key part of making DOE more open and responsive to the American public.

Echocardiographic Images

Electric Lung Anatomy
multimedia textbook illustrating the anatomical structures of the pulmonary system.

HealthWeb Anatomy
This page is a collaborative effort of The John Crerar Library and the HealthWeb project.

Heart, The: An Online Exploration
discover the complexities of its development and structure, follow the blood through the blood vessels, learn how to have a healthy heart and how to monitor your heart's health, and more. There are related enrichment activities, resources, and a glossary as well. Lots of good information, easy to use.

Hosford Muscle Tables: Skeletal Muscles of the Human Body
details each muscle's origin, insertion, action, blood supply, and innervation.

Human Anatomy On-line
This site contains clickable maps of various body systems. Choose an organ and learn its function and structure, or click on a close-up view. It's slow to load in spots, but an interesting resource.

Human Anatomy and Physiology Case Study Project
educational resource center promoting the use of case studies in the teaching of human anatomy and physiology.

The data set contains images collected from the brain of a 76 year old normal female human cadaver.

Interactive Ankle
thin section digital anatomy.

Interactive Knee
Radiographic images of the knee.

Java applet which enables you to view brain cross-sections.

clickable pictures of the human brain.

Look Inside the Human Body, A Look Inside the Human Body website/Index.html
takes a look at 4 of the major body systems and explains how they work. Suitable for 8-12 year olds.

Marching Through the Visible Woman
The National Library of Medicine is creating a digital atlas of the human body. This project, called the Visible Human, has already produced computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and physical cross-sections of a human male cadaver.

Marching Through the Visible Man
The National Library of Medicine is creating a digital atlas of the human body. This project, called the Visible Human, has already produced computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and physical cross-sections of a human male cadaver.

Martini On-line
gain a richer perspective in human anatomy and/or anatomy and physiology, test your knowledge, or contact fellow students.

MRI Image Map
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine provides generic MRI images. Just point and click on the human body image and you will see an MRI read-out for that body section.

Neural Networks at your Fingertips - K. Kutza, Berlin, Germany
Software programs and a list of web sites for the most popular neural nets.

Neuroscience for Kids
This site offers elementary and secondary teachers and students (and the rest of us!) a wonderful source of information on the brain and nervous system. There are experiments and activities related to the senses, reflexes, dreams, and more, brain games, answers to questions, and sources for further research.

The NPAC Visible Human Viewer
This Java applet allows you to select and view high-resolution images of 2-dimensional slices of a human body, using image data taken from the National Library of Medicine's Visible Human Project.

Sounds and Speech - Int'l Lung Sounds Assn
References to scientific papers on respiratory sounds and the text of almost 500 abstracts presented at ILSA conferences over the years - a good starting point for anyone who is interested in respiratory acoustics. Guidelines for reporting the measurement of breath sounds and information on biomedical journals - a check list mostly for researchers in the field. Links to lung sounds on the web - we keep our ears open for audio resources that can be used in medical education.

The goals of this teaching kit are to give high school through college students an understanding of the compromises and advantages inherent in scientific models, an introduction to DNA based computers, and an example of the amazing things one can accomplish by taking an interdisciplinary approach to science.

Structure of the Human Body
includes a dissector and master muscle list.

Three Dimensional Brain Atlas
The 3D reconstruction project consists in reconstructing a 3D brain atlas based on 73 sections from Dr. Swanson’s rat brain atlas.

Three Dimensional Medical Reconstruction
a collection of movie clips showing various medical reconstructions.

University of Wisconsin Medical Neurosciences Resources

The University of Wisconsin has several web-based coursebooks used by medical students at the University of Wisconsin Medical School (UWMS).

Spinal Cord: The Global Spinal Cord '97
Brainstem: The Global Brainstem '97
Cerebellum: The Global Cerebellum '97
Thalamus: The Global Thalamus '97
Cranial Nerves: Cranial Nerve Review

an online graphical resource for the medical and surgical communities including anatomical and surgical images, and short educational narratives designed for online reference and study.

The Virtual Hospital: The Human Brain
collection of brain and spinal cord dissections for those seeking to understand the organization and functions of the human nervous system. From the Virtual Hospital.

Virtual Tour of the Ear
The mission of the Virtual Tour of the Ear© is to:provide educational information about the ear and hearing, and to provide rapid access to ear and hearing web resources.

The Visible Human Project
The small collection of images appearing here is from the Visible Human male data set; images from the female data set may be added at a later date. For a fuller collection of images, employ one of the applications for viewing the Visible Human data set.

Wisconsin/Michigan State Brain Collections
major national resources for the study of brain anatomy.

The Whole Brain Atlas
This is an information resource for central nervous system imaging which integrates clinical information with magnetic resonance (MR), x-ray computed tomography (CT), and nuclear medicine images. We welcome submission of Atlas entries. The Atlas project is made possible in part by the Departments of Radiology and Neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, the Countway Library of Medicine, and the American Academy of Neurology

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Electronic Journals and WebZines
(for more journals, see list in General Biology)

Anatomy and Embryology

Journal of Anatomy

Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy Electronic Edition


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Web Course in Anatomy

Advanced Physiology for Nurses
For registered nurses. PowerPoint-based lecture notes. By Terry Wiseth, Northland Community and Technical College.

Anatomy Teaching Modules
Currently contains the normal knee and the normal distal thigh. By Michael L. Richardson, University of Washington Department of Radiology.

Gross Anatomy, Microanatomy, Neuroscience
Three courses for first-year medical students. Calendar, lecture notes, assignments, and links to related materials. By PW Tank, ER Burns, B Newton, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Human Anatomy
Course schedule, format, objectives, and other materials. By various faculty, Emory University.

Human Anatomy
PowerPoint-based lecture notes. By Terry Wiseth, Northland Community and Technical College.

Human Anatomy and Physiology
Sophomore course. Syllabus. Calendar. Assignments. Links to related materials. By Carlton Heine, University of Montana.

Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Syllabus, calendar, lecture notes, assignments, exams, and links to related materials. By Bruce W. Belman, Coconino Community College.

Physiology 254
PowerPoint class lecture notes for a sophomore-level physiology course. Lecture notes. By Terry Wiseth, Northland Community and Technical College.

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This web page is under the supervision of Dr. Patricia Backer. She can be reached at This page was last changed on 04/03/02 .