The authors would like to extend their most sincere appreciation to Dr. Ki Abel, a former University of Florida medical student, for her diligent dissection efforts that served as an impetus for the initiation of the project. Dr. Olga Malakhova has, through her skilled dissecting efforts, also made a substantial contribution to this project. We wish to offer our thanks to the following medical students who participated in this project by preparing dissections and collecting images: Glenn Fienstein, Michael Freeman, George Scherer, and Bill Cotrell. Their contributions are much appreciated.
The authors acknowledge Ms. Sari O'Sullivan for the preparation of the excellent medical illustrations. The authors deeply thank Ms. Lisa Booher, Ms. Lisa Curtis, Ms. Jackie Klock, Ms. Karen Cabai, Ms. Angela Schofield and Ms. Lynda Hanssen for their competent assistance in the preparation of the text.
In addition to the efforts of those mentioned above, the authors are greatly indebted to Dr. Richard Rathe for his generous assistance in the production of the computer software which accompanies the manual. His expertise in instructional design was of invaluable assistance. We also wish to recognize the technical expertise of Mr. Gene Cornwall, Mr. Charles Poulton who dedicated countless hours to aiding us in our efforts.
The authors would like to acknowledge and thank Dr. Michael H. Ross, Chairman of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, for his continued encouragement and support of this project.
Finally, the authors recognize our publisher, Gold Standard Multimedia, who also share in the pursuit of facilitating the learning process of human anatomy with multimedia educational tools, especially Ms. Liisa Kulik who worked with us in the final setup of the text and figures.
The authors gratefully acknowledge the following individuals, who directed the beta testing of the human anatomy program at their individual institutions:
Dr. Julian Dwornik, Professor and Course Director, Department of Anatomy, University of South Florida School of Medicine, Tampa, FL
Dr. Richard Drake, Associate Professor and Course Director, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
Dr. Jane Jacob, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomical Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma, OK
Dr. James H. Johnson, Professor and Course Director, Department of Anatomy, Medical School of Virginia, Richmond, VA
Dr. Harry Settles, Associate Professor and Course Director, Department of Anatomy, University of South Dakota School of Medicine, Vermillion, SD
Input from these beta test sites was invaluable in the completion of the human anatomy dissection manual and software program. In particular, the authors recognize the efforts of Dr. Julian Dwornik for his continued feedback.