REVIEW: Rohen’s Photographic Anatomy (for iPhone)
N.B. I received a free copy of this software in order to review it.
Software: Rohen’s Photographic Anatomy
Manufacturer: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins /Modality Inc. (modality.com)
Cost: $24.99 USD Availability: iTunes App Store
Basic Connectivity: no subscription or internet required
Best for: medical students studying gross anatomy; old-timer doctors who have forgotten it all
You can almost smell the formaldehyde! Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Modality Inc. have put together, exclusively for iPhone, a collection of cadaver dissection anatomy flash cards. Included in the app are 211 full-colour photos, based on the printed atlas by Joel Vilensky, Rohen’s Color Atlas of Anatomy: A Photographic Study of the Human Body, Sixth Edition.
Just like in a real anatomy lab, you can add pins and labels to demarcate key structures; this feature is best used in conjuction with another atlas for reference. On each flash card, if you click on a labeled structure, you can view the “Structure Detail” information, which lists some pertinent features (eg. function or a nerve or attachments of a muscle). There are also direct links to Wikipedia and Google should you seek more detail. Finally, the app indicates other Flash Cards in which the same structure appears so that you can see all views possible.