Bartleby.com Publishes Grays Anatomy for Free on the Web
Highly Illustrated First Name in Medical Texts Exclusively at the Home of Contemporary and Classic Reference Works
New YorkJune 6, 2000Bartleby.com (http://www.bartleby.com), 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 Grays Anatomy of the Human Body.
The 20th edition of Grays Anatomy, thoroughly revised and reedited by Warren H. Lewis, was hailed an instant classic when originally published in 1918. Bartleby.com 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.
Bartleby.coms publication of Grays Anatomy sets multiple records for epublishing on the web, said John Kibler, President and CEO of Bartleby.com. Its 1,247 illustrations in three magnifications, the exhaustive detail of its subject index and its clear but technical writingcombined with a fast and versatile full-text search enginecreates a thoroughly enjoyable and edifying user experience.
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. Grays is truly a classic and Bartleby.coms publication makes it all the more valuable.
Grays Anatomya medical text in continual multiple lines of publication for over 140 yearscrossed 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.
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