Publishes Gray’s Anatomy for Free on the Web
Highly Illustrated First Name in Medical Texts Exclusively at the Home of Contemporary and Classic Reference Works
New York—June 6, 2000— (, the first name in Internet publishing of reference, verse and classic literature, this week expands the most comprehensive electronic reference shelf with the exclusive web publication of Henry Gray’s “Anatomy of the Human Body.”   1
  The 20th edition of Gray’s Anatomy, thoroughly revised and reedited by Warren H. Lewis, was hailed an instant classic when originally published in 1918. breaths new life into this work by publishing it in a format designed exclusively for the web. This 1,396-page ebook is divided into nearly 300 sections, with 1,247 illustrations (many in color and unchanged since the first edition of 1859) rendered in three different resolutions, and with an encyclopedic subject index comprising some 13,000 entries hypertext-linked directly to their respective pages in the text.   2
  “’s publication of Gray’s Anatomy sets multiple records for epublishing on the web,” said John Kibler, President and CEO of “Its 1,247 illustrations in three magnifications, the exhaustive detail of its subject index and its clear but technical writing—combined with a fast and versatile full-text search engine—creates a thoroughly enjoyable and edifying user experience.”   3
  “Anatomy is really one of the few areas in medicine that has not changed significantly since 1918,” said Warren Wulff, M.D., (Orthopedic Surgeon, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY); “only the way we look at it has changed. Gray’s is truly a classic and’s publication makes it all the more valuable.”   4
  Gray’s Anatomy—a medical text in continual multiple lines of publication for over 140 years—crossed over to other fields to become a classic essential to any well-stocked reference shelf. Since Leonardo da Vinci, anatomical artistry has been highly prized, and it is nowhere better exemplified than in the hundreds of marvelously detailed color engravings that have been reproduced in three resolutions for convenient browsing, viewing and close inspection.   5
Headquartered in New York City, began publishing on the web in 1994. Now a leading innovator in the field of electronic publishing, has been widely cited as one of the best reference sites on the web, providing web-based access to such world-class works as “The Columbia Encyclopedia,” Sixth Edition; “The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language,” Third Edition; “Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus,” Third Edition; “Simpson’s Contemporary Quotations” and “The American Heritage Book of English Usage.” Additional offerings include Bartlett’s “Familiar Quotations,” Strunk’s “Elements of Style,” six classic poetry anthologies, Emily Post’s “Etiquette,” Bulfinch’s “Mythology,” as well as the Oxford Shakespeare and “The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes”—considered a landmark of English and American letters.   6
  Named after the character of Melville’s classic “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” provides millions of students, educators and the intellectually curious with unparalleled access to classics and reference books online.   7
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