The Visible Human Project

Grade Range: 9-12
Resource Type(s): Reviewed Websites
Date Posted: 9/15/2008

The Visible Human Project and its website is an outgrowth of the United States National Library of Medicine’s 1986 Long-Range Plan. It is the creation of complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies that are available for viewing on the internet.  The long-term goal of the Visible Human Project is to produce a system of knowledge structures that will easily link images to symbolic knowledge formats such as the names of body parts.