Atlas of the Human Anatomy - by Harry zur Kleinsmiede - NEW- 2001
Hardbound 7" x 10", 240 pages
includes 12 Reels
The Bassett and Gruber Legacy
by Robert A. Chase, M.D.
Begun in 1952 and not completed until 1962, the original Stereoscopic Atlas of Human Anatomy consisted of 221 View-Master Reels with 1,547 color stereo views of dissections of every body region. Each stereo view was accompanied by a black and white labeled drawing and explanatory text, and the entire work was assembled into 23 printed volumes grouped into eight sections by body region. The first section to be published was the Central Nervous System in 1952. It consisted of four volumes with 238 views and 497 pages of text and sold for $27.50. By 1955, 3 sections of the Atlas were finished. These were devoted to the Central Nervous System, the Head and Neck and the Upper Extremity. In the years following other sections were published, until 1962 when all 23 volumes were finished.
This massive project was the result of a cooperative effort between David L. Bassett, M.D., who performed the dissections and wrote the text, and William B. Gruber, the inventor of the View-Master system, who did the stereo photography. The Atlas was recognized worldwide as an excellent reference for serious students of Anatomy.
Now, this new Stereoscopic Atlas of Human Anatomy contains 84 of the original stereo views on 12 View-Master Reels and the labeled drawings that accompany them. The text and stereo image selection for this new book was done by Robert A. Chase, M.D., of the Anatomy Department of Stanford University (where Bassett and Gruber did all their work). These 84 views are taken from all the body regions, and they represent about 5% of the images in the original Atlas. Viewing these selected images will confirm that the book is still a very comprehensive medical text of great value to doctors, medical students, medical researchers, and anyone else interested in human anatomy.
The hard-cover book contains 192 pages and 12 reels.