Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy
Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy contains nearly 330 videos of real human anatomic specimens in their natural colors, including 5 new, groundbreaking videos of the inner ear. Dr. Robert Acland presents moving structures—muscles, tendons, and joints—making the same movements that they make in life. The videos show complex structures step by step—from bone to surface anatomy—to provide a foundation for understanding anatomical structure and function.
A truly three-dimensional look at anatomy.
As you watch, the fact that the specimen rotates lets you to see it as a fully three-dimensional object.
Fresh human specimens in their natural colors.
The Video Atlas images are direct video recordings of real human anatomic specimens. The cadavers used were not stiffened or discolored by embalming. Their tissues retain the color, texture, and mobility of the living body.
Besides showing the structure of the human body in its natural beauty, the Video Atlas shows moving structures - muscles, tendons and joints - making the same movements that they make in life.
The dissections were done by skilled clinical anatomists, using the finest surgical techniques. Studio lighting accentuates the shape and definition of the structures. A black background enhances their outline.
Clear narration and labeled structures.
A concise narration runs throughout the program, using the simplest possible language. The words you hear correspond exactly with what you see in the video. The names of structures, when seen for the first time, appear on screen as a learning reinforcement.
Building complex stuctures step-by-step.
In each part of the body, the Video Atlas starts with structures that give you the foundation for your understanding. The bones are shown first, then joints and their movements, then the muscles, and then the blood vessels and nerves. This is the reverse of the order that is seen in dissection, where the foundation is not understood until the end.
Throughout each program there are brief review sections that let you test yourself on what you have seen in the preceding 10-15 minutes.
The content can be searched by anatomical regions and parts, as well as by the A-Z index. Run times are listed for each part. You can start, stop, and pause at any time while viewing a video.