(9 December 2013) Jisc has announced that a unique online resource bringing together some 1,600 specimens of diseased human bones into a single digital collection will offer trainee medics, clinicians and medical historians around the world the chance to study in detail the effects of chronic diseases on bone.
The specimens, currently housed in major archaeological and medical collections across the UK, have been digitised and collated into a single online educational resource.
This offers the opportunity for researchers to study a wealth of specimens in one place, including samples that would otherwise be too fragile to handle. It will also be a valuable resource for students and researchers in countries that do not have access to bone collections, or where the study of real human remains is restricted.
The complete announcement is here.