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Websites - Anatomy and Pathology
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Veterinary sites

  • A sheep brain dissection
    A sheep brain dissection tutorial with images and discussion.
  • American Association of Veterinary Anatomists
  • Articulation
    This site provides guidelines on constructing a posed or articulated skeleton. The site covers gathering supplies, getting started, cleaning bones, temporally connecting the skeleton, the back, attaching ribs, support structure, and attaching the legs and skull.
  • Clinical Pathology Lessons
    The Clinical Pathology Section of the Department of Pathobiology at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine currently offers a series of on-line clinical pathology tutorials to Veterinary Practitioners.
  • Clinical Pathology Tutorials
    Case reports from the University of Pennsylvania's clinical pathology department include AIHA, pyothorax, IMT, etc. The cases contain hematology and chemistry results, imaging studies, additional diagnostics appropriate to the case, and case outcome.
  • Feline Hip Dysplasia Awareness
  • Ferret Pathology
    Ferret disease information section from the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.
  • Radiographic Anatomy Of Exotic Pets
    Website developed by Dr. Karen Rosenthal and David Bessler, University of Pennsylvania CVM, includes normal radiographic anatomy of six exotic species, along with six case reports. The Summon Guru button and the Bird Head button are navigation aids.
  • The Online Cat Dissection
    This site allows you to virtually dissect a cat, view labeled diagrams, or even see live dissections.
  • Veterinary Pathology Diagnostic Exercises
    A series of diagnostic exercises with gross and microscopic photographs and accompanying brief discussions. Prepared by Gregory A. Campbell, MS, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Associate Professor of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University.

Human sites

  • Brain Facts & Figures
    Brain facts and figures:(size, weight, composition, etc.)
  • CNS Pathology Index
    A series of images demonstrating gross and microscopic pathologic findings for a variety of CNS degenerative diseases.
  • Digital Morphology
    This is an archive of information on digital morphology and high-resolution X-ray computed tomography of biological specimens. Browse through the site and see spectacular imagery and animations and details on the morphology of many representatives of the Earth's biota.
  • Ed Friedlander, M.D.
    His pathology notes are good, and he is such a character! He also will answer your emails.
  • Explore the Brain and Spinal Cord
  • General Pathology Images
    From the University of Utah, a series of human disease pathology images. Each section consists of a series of images demonstrating gross and microscopic pathologic findings, as well as some diagrams. A short description accompanies each image.
  • Gross Physiology of the Cardiovascular System (human)
    This presentation is divided into five chapters and a summary, and covers the gross mechanical function of the cardiovascular system. Authored by Robert M. Anderson, MD, FACC, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery (Emeritus), and Associate Dean (retired) of the University Of Arizona College Of Medicine (Tucson, Arizona).
  • Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation
    An online textbook of the human anatomy from the University of Iowa, department of Health Care.
  • MedShare (Human)
    MedShare is a consortium of institutions that have agreed to provide shared access to their on-line teaching cases. Search MedShare for cases by anatomical area, imaging modality, keyword or a combination of parameters.
  • Skull Module provided by California State University, Chico
    A general overview of the cranium with the ability to identify the various bones within each section.
  • The Internet Pathology Laboratory for Medical Education
    This electronic resource includes over 1900 images along with text, tutorials, and laboratory exercises that demonstrate gross and microscopic pathologic findings associated with human disease conditions.
  • The Visible Human Project
    Creating complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the male and female human body.
  • The whole brain atlas
    A series of brain images from normal brain structures through various diseased structures.
  • The Winking Skull
    This site is designed to let people study anatomy and test themselves on must-know concepts. Uses can gauge their proficiency against a timer, and see test results instantly.

General sites

  • Anatomy for the Pet Owner
    Good client education material. Clear images and simple explanations on the anatomy of the cat or dog.
  • Animal Diversity
    An online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology from the University of Michigan.
  • Animal Science Image Gallery
    This site is designed to provide agriculture and life science faculty throughout the world with images, animations, and video that they can use in their classroom teaching. Each of the files includes extensive information about the image, so you can be sure of exactly what the image is depicting.
  • Cat Anatomy
  • Cat Skeleton
  • Comparative Mammalian Brain Collections
    Images and information from one of the world's largest collection of well-preserved, sectioned and stained brains. Viewers can see and download photographs of brains of over 100 different species of mammals (including humans).
  • Dog Anatomy
  • Interactive Frog Dissection
    An online tutorial.
  • Necropsy Show and Tell
    A collection of 35mm slide images of necropsy specimens collected by Dr. John M. King at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine over the past 30 years.
  • Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

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