The Visible Human data sets (VHD) and Insight Toolkit (ITk): experiments in open source software

AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003;2003:773.


From its inception in 1989, the Visible Human Project was designed as an experiment in open source software. In 1994 and 1995 the male and female Visible Human data sets were released by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) as open source data sets. In 2002 the NLM released the first version of the Insight Toolkit (ITk) as open source software.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Software*
  • Visible Human Projects*