University of Toronto Libraries announce
the launch of Anatomia
1522-1867: Anatomical Plates from the Thomas Fisher
Rare Book Library. It features examples of
early anatomical illustrations from the Librarys
Hannah and Academy of Medicine collections.
The site displays approximately 4,500
images published between 1522 and 1867. Each illustration
has been fully described and indexed using MeSH (MEDLINEs
subject headings). The site includes high-resolution
scans of each illustration delivered with image streaming
software which allows close examination of the illustration
techniques used. The graphical interface Picture
your search allows users to pinpoint areas of
interest using a layered anatomical figure.
This site will be of interest to medical
historians, illustrators, and anyone studying the
history of art or graphic technique. It is located
Discovery and Early Development
Another recent addition to UTL
digital collections of interest to the medical historian
is the recently launched Discovery and Early Development
of Insulin, 1920-1925, at http://digital.library.utoronto.ca/insulin/.