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ANATOMICAL ATLASES

February 7, 2008

Amaizing collection of anatomical atlases. The quaility is just perfect.

The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine has a rich collection of illustrated anatomical atlases dating from the 15th to the 20th century. The Historical Anatomies on the Web Project has been designed to broaden access to this collection by providing high-resolution downloadable scans of selected important images from the atlases. Atlases and images have been chosen for their historical and artistic significance by the project’s content coordinator, Michael North. Important images may be omitted if the atlas is damaged or fragile, or if the work is bound in such a way as to impede high quality scanning. A priority has been placed upon scanning the earliest and/or the best edition of a work in Library’s possession. The scans generally omit text.

Another important point is that all of the scanned works are in the public domain. The National Library of Medicine does not charge for the use of its images or require requests for permission. That will be a perfect images source for many bloggers, I guess.

[Historical Anatomies on the Web]

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