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Visible Human Project
Ackerman, Michael J. Visible Human Project, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland.
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For centuries, the study and findings of anatomy have traditionally been recorded in anatomical atlases—books of two-dimensional pictures representing three-dimensional structures. The early atlases contained idealized illustrations of anatomical features to give the viewer some sense of their three-dimensionality. Many modern atlases use photographs of actual dissections. These often contain artist renderings in order to make the photographs more understandable. Still, all atlases rely on two-dimensional art forms to represent complicated three-dimensional structures.
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