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A.D.A.M. (Animated Dissection of Anatomy for Medicine). CD-ROM program

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6956.748 (Published 17 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:748
  1. F Kristmundsdottir

    A.D.A.M. Software, 1899 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 460, Marietta, GA 30067, USA Distributed in the UK by Churchill Livingstone

    The main difficulty in studying anatomy is the destructive nature of the dissection process. Several anatomy departments in Britain have been examining ways of improving the teaching of gross anatomy. The most radical approach has been to scale down, or even to abandon, dissection and to replace it with prosections and teaching methods that use computer aided learning.

    The developers of ADAM claim that it is “the Gray's Anatomy of the 21st century.” The ADAM packages come in three formats, Essentials, Standard, and Comprehensive. ADAM Comprehensive is primarily aimed at medical students. This packages offers simulated dissection either by system or by region. It also offers comparison of the structure with radiographic and magnetic resonance images in addition to the histological appearance of that structure. The ADAM CD-ROM program consists of thousands of overlapping illustrations of the body, starting with the skin and continuing …

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