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Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

Volume 6, Number 1, January-June 2005

Multimedia/Software Review Section

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 Interactive Hand (Windows Version) by D.A. McGrouther, Judy C. Colditz, Justin M. Harris. Radiology Editor - David M. Stoller (Date of publication: February 1, 2002)
Published byPrimal Pictures Ltd., 2nd Floor, Tennyson House, 159-165 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5PA, UK. Tel: +44 (0) 20 7637 1010. Fax: +44 (0) 20 7636 7776. Email: Web: and
1 CD-ROM. ISBN: 1902470362. Price: $ 125.00
[Also available in full Professional Set containing 6 CDs (1. Interactive Hand 2. Interactive Shoulder 3. Interactive Foot & Ankle, 4. Interactive Knee, 5. Interactive Hip and 6. Interactive Spine) for 400.00, $ 595.00]
 System requirements:
PC: Win 95, 98, NT 4, 2000, Pentium, min 32 MB RAM; Mac: Min 20 MB RAM, 16 bit color, 604 processor upwards, Mac OS 7.1 or higher

Interactive Hand
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The CD of the Interactive Hand starts with the anatomy of the hand and forearm. The models give a clear picture of the anatomy of a particular region. It can be of immense clinical importance to micro-surgeons. The demonstration of movements like flexion of the middle finger is a unique feature which shall help the beginner to understand the movements better. Usually the anatomy teacher demonstrates such movements to the student but time and again he/she has to repeat it. After having seen the CD no student will ever trouble the teacher to demonstrate such actions repeatedly . Perhaps no textbook of Anatomy would have described it better than the present presentation.

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The palm is difficult to dissect in the cadavers and often the student misses the identification of the small muscles. The dissected palm shows clearly all the structures and any learner would understand the anatomy with a clear conception. The action of the muscles of the forearm are noteworthy to mention. The image labels are praiseworthy.

The dissection slides are excellent and it seems as if the dissected specimen has been displayed before the learner. The MRI pictures give a clear picture and it is easy to understand the subject. The Quiz section is an appropriate exercise to test the recapitulated knowledge of the subject.

Problem based learning exercises if added in future would be beneficial to all readers. The CD has some clear presentations on the subject of Anatomy and the authors deserve the credit for such hard work. As an anatomist I have the pleasure to recommend the CD for any beginner, student or clinician in day to day practice.


Dr. Srijit Das
Dr. Srijit Das, MD

Professor, Dept. of Anatomy
Maulana Azad Medical College
New Delhi, India

Dr.Srijit Das is working as Assistant Professor of Anatomy in Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi (India) since 2001. Dr.Das completed his medical degree in 1992 from V.S.S.Medical College, Burla, situated besides the famous Hirakud dam in Orissa. He completed his post graduation in Anatomy (i.e MS degree) from S.C.B.Medical College, Cuttack, Orissa, in 1997. Dr.Das worked as a Senior Resident in Anatomy in the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi from 1997 to 2001. He was selected as Asst Prof through UPSC interview in 2001. Dr.Das has been selected earlier for faculty posts in Libya, Nepal and Mauritius.

Dr.Das has several publications in National and International Journals. He has reviewed article for 'Clinical Anatomy' published from USA. Dr.Das special research areas include gross anatomy and osteology. Dr.Das has worked on ABO blood groups and secretor status. Dr.Das has also worked on the opioid receptors in CNS and this work was presented in European Opioid Conference in 2000. Dr.Das is a member of Anatomical Society of India, Biotech Society of India and International Society for vertebrate Morphologie.

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