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Skeletons, Models, X-rays | Wilson Museum | Texts in Library Reserve | Software

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Skeletons, Models, X-rays, Prosections

The Medical Library has wall charts, articulated bone skeleton, isolated bones, anatomical models, prosections, anatomical textbooks, CDs and videos.

The Burkitt-Ford Library has plastic skeleton, trunk model, brain model, and anatomical text books.

The Wilson-Museum has bone skeletons, wax models, X-rays, and prosections in pots. (See below.)

The anatomy tutorial rooms have skeletons, prosections, X-rays, models

Wilson Museum

The prosections in the Wilson Museum are of high quality and in many instances, show structures not clearly displayed in tutorial room specimens. Prosections by some of Australia's eminent surgeons and physicians can be found in the museum, dating back to those of T.K. Potts, 1912 (335 D 211). Computer-based resources (eg. Netter Interactive Atlas of Anatomy, Brainstorm) and X-rays are also located in the Museum.

Location: Room W401, Anderson Stuart Building (Open: 8.30am - 6pm, Mon to Fri)

Wilson Museum Catalogues are held in the Burkitt-Ford Library (special reserve) and the Medical Library [611.0074944 1]. They are also available for purchase from MedSoc.

The Wilson museum catalogues provide illustrated labelled images and descriptions of museum prosections. Note that not all prosections in the museum are included in the catalogues.

An online version of the Wilson Museum Catologue is available. See our Online Learning area.

How to find Museum Specimens: "177 G 332"
First 3 numbers (177) indicate the 'bottle' or 'pot' number
Letter (G) indicates the cabinet (marked at the top of each cabinet)
Next 3 numbers (332) indicate the position of the pot in the cabinet.
First number indicates the vertical division (row) in the cabinet,
Second number indicates the shelf (from above down),
Third number indicates its position along the shelf, from left to right.

*When you have found the position of the pot, check the number marked on the upper part of the pot to see you have the correct specimen.

Anatomical Textbooks and Videos in Library Reserve Collections

MR = Medical Reserve, BF = Burkitt-Ford Reserve, FR = Fisher Reserve

Gray's Anatomy, 38th Edn, 1995
611 22 F 611 22 F (MR, BF, and FR).
Clinical Anatomy for Medical Students, R.S. Snell, 1995
611 77 C (BF)
Last's Anatomy, 9th Edn, 1994
611 11 D (BF)
Grant's Method of Anatomy, Basmajian & Slonecker, 1989
611.9 12 E (BF)
Grant's Atlas of Anatomy, 9th Edn
611.00222 9 (FR)
Anatomy, Palpation and Surface Markings, D. Field
611.7 4 (FR)
Surface Anatomy: the anatomical basis of clinical examination, J.S.P Lumley, 1996
611 151 (FR)
Physical Examination of the Spine and Extremities, S. Hoppenfeld, 1976
617.375075 2 (MR)
Anatomy: regional, functional and applied, Lee and Smith, 1992 (videotape)
611 138 VHS (MR)

Interactive Software

Interactive Atlas of Anatomy (Netter's)

Available in the Wilson Museum and the Medical Library (611.00222 32).

This CD-ROM contains diagrammatic images from Dr Frank Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy. Images can be searched by plate number (plate number in atlas and CD are identical), by region, or by system. Labels and points can be switched on or off. Self testing is possible. There are no accompanying text descriptions with these images.

The Clinical Anatomy Interactive Lesson (C.L.A.S.S.)

Available in the Medical Library (611 153).

This CD-ROM has 3 modes of use. An alphabetical atlas mode, for quick reference to structures. Textbook mode allows you to explore the material like a textbook (chapters). Lesson mode presents the material in the form of Socratic questions eg. "How does the intestine change from a tube to an elongated coiled structure?" Images are predominantly photographic, some are diagrammatic, and there are some animations (eg. development of the gut, biliary system). Descriptive text is associated with each image.


Available in the Wilson Museum.

This CD-ROM allows you to explore the anatomy and functional connections of the brain and spinal cord. It includes cross-sectional anatomy, cranial nerve examination, self-testing. Text descriptions are available for each image.