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Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

Volume 7, Number 1, January - June 2006

Multimedia/Software Review Section

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HIGHLY INSTRUCTIVE

Review 1 ]  [ Main Page ]  [ Review 2 ]


 Dissection of the Human Brain (DVD), by Lennart Heimer, MD
Departments of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience, University of Virginia, Publication Date 2006. Total running time: 1 hour 16 mins. Price $65.00 + Shipping, USA. Contact: bsc@virginia.edu.

To order, this DVD, please contact: Hakon Heimer by clicking here

or call: UVA Media Services @ 434-924-5296 or email: Scott Creasy at bsc@virginia.edu, phone: 434-924-9825.

You can also send a check or money order in the US = $65.00 + $2.00 for a total of $67.00 to
University of Virginia Health System
Media Services
P.O. Box 800384
Charlottesville, VA 22908

For more information: Lennart Heimer, MD, Dept. of Neurosurgery, PO Box 800212, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA, email: lh2c@virginia.edu, LH2C@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu

 Links:

Instructional Video. Dissection of the Human Brain

Neurosurg Focus 18 (6b):E4, 2005

Pubmed link of the Neurosurg Focus article

View an 18 minute clip from this video by Clicking here

 Lennart Heimer's websites:

http://www.hubin.org/news/vip/heimer/index_en.html (English)

http://www.hubin.org/news/vip/heimer/index_se.html (Swedish)

Dissection of the Human Brain (DVD), second edition by Lennart Heimer, MD
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We keep receiving books for review from various publishers. However some books are of such paramount importance that we at the journal office thought one review may not be able to do justice to that book. One opinion may be slanted, perhaps by the individual tastes and preferences of the reviewer. Reviewers from different continents, nations, even different parts of the same nation may perceive a book differently. Why not send books to two or more different reviewers and get their opinion. We requested several publishers to do that and they obliged.

From Volume 3, Number 1, January - June 2002, we started reviews of certains books of paramount importance as "featured books". The first book to be featured on our journal was Ecotoxicology: The Study of Pollutants in Ecosystems by F. Moriarty (Published by Academic Press). Review of that book, as well as the combined index of reviews of all featured books can be accessed by clicking here.

Till now we had been featuring books in our journal, but from this issue we started featured reviews of two more categories - multimedia and electronic books. The first E-book to be featured in our journal is The Man in the iron mask  by Alexandre Dumas. The first multimedia to be featured in our journal is Dissection of the Human Brain (DVD), by Lennart Heimer, MD, which is also being featured in this very issue - right here.

This highly informative and instructive DVD on the anatomy of the human brain was so breathtaking in its presentation, style and content, that we thought a single review may not be able to do justice to such a valuable video. So we requested a topper student Aashima Gupta of Maulana Azad Medical College to view this video and express her opinion about this DVD. We also approached Dr. Srijit Das, a Professor of anatomy at the same college for his views on the DVD. Thus we aimed to have the views of a student as well as a professor on this DVD.

The reviewers were not only requested to send us detailed reviews, but were asked to rate this DVD on a scale of ten. The following rating scale was provided to the reviewers.
Section Contents Duration
Introduction including the Technique of Blunt Dissection
 
Section 1 Dissection of the Cerebral Hemisphere from the Medial Side
  Overview of Structures to be exposed 23 minutes
Cingulum and related Structures
Lateral Ventricle and related Structures
Internal Capsule
Superior Occipitofrontal Fasciculus and Subcallosal Fasciculus
 
Section 2 Dissection of the Cerebral Hemisphere from the Lateral Side
  Overview of Structures to be exposed 15 minutes
Insula
Superior Longitudinal Fasciculus
Extreme Capsule, Claustrum and External Capsule
Inferior Occipitofrontal Fasciculus: A case of mistaken Identity?
 
Section 3 Dissection of the Temporal Lobe
  Uncinate Fasciculus and Inferior Longitudinal Fasciculus 18 minutes
Optic Radiation and Meyer's Loop
Anterior Commissure, Meyer's Loop and Internal Capsule
Lateral Ventricle, Hippocampus and Amygdala
 
Section 4 Dissection of the Cerebellum and Brainstem
  Cerebellum and Brainstem; Orientation 16 minutes
Cerebellar Peduncles
Flocculo-Nodular Lobe and Rhomboid Fossa
Cerebellar Nuclei
 
Acknowledgement
Total Time 1 hour 16 mins
Table of Contents

0: Waste of time
1: Of minimal interest
2: Of little interest
3: Of some interest
4: Slightly below average
5: Average
6: Slightly above average
7: Good
8: Very Good
9: Excellent
10: Truly Outstanding

 Here are both the reviews - with ratings. As you can see, both gave a rating of 10/10 to this DVD.

Aashima Gupta, a topper student of MAMC  Review 1 by Aashima Gupta, India [a topper student]

Srijit Das, Professor of anatomy with a special interest in neuroanatomy  Review 2 by Srijit Das, India [Professor of anatomy with a special interest in neuroanatomy]

 Order This DVD by clicking here.
or via telephone: 434-924-9825 or 434-924-5296
or send a check or money order in the US = $65.00 + $2.00 for a total of $67.00 to
University of Virginia Health System
Media Services
P.O. Box 800384
Charlottesville, VA 22908

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