We thank Jisc for funding
under Strand B Mass Digitisation of the Content Programme 2011-13. The success of the project has been due to the friendly and supportive collaboration that we have established between researchers at the University of Bradford and with colleagues at our partner organisations the Royal College of Surgeons in London and MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology).

We dedicate this resource to the memory of Donald J. Ortner (1938-2012), former Director of the National Museum of Natural History and faculty within the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Bradford. Don was a longstanding friend and colleague to many and was an advisor to the project at its inception. He co-authored the major publication Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal Remains which remains a standard text on the subject. Various specimens mentioned within the book came from collections curated both at the University Bradford and the Royal College of Surgeons that have been digitised and are made available as part of this project.

We wish to thank the supportive advice of colleagues at various stages in the project, in particular Paola Marchionni (Jisc Programme Manager); Professor Niels Lynnerup (University of Copenhagen); Professor Simon Mays (English Heritage/ University of Southampton); Professor Susan Standring (Kings College London); Professor Charlotte Roberts (Durham University); Dr Piers Mitchell (Cambridge University); Dr Chris Watkins (University of East Anglia); and at Bradford - Dr Fin Caton-Rose, Pat Roberts, Claire Chamley, Rob Janaway, Dr Hannah Koon, Dr Sebastien Villotte, Dr Julia Beaumont, Dr Karina Croucher, Professor Carl Heron, Will Stewart, Professor Peter Hartley and Sue Gregson.

We have also benefited from the support and advice of colleagues at the following organisations: Catherine Hardman and Tim Evans (The Archaeology Data Service); Ruth Clarke and Emily Lewis (Pinderfields Hospital Mid-Yorks NHS Trust); Olivia Egan (Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust); David Farrar and Kerry Butcher (Smith & Nephew); Daniel Daryaie (Materialise); Lee Cooke (FARO).

We wish to thank the following staff and collections for their support: Jelena Bekvalac and Rebecca Redfern (Centre for Human Bioarchaeology, Museum of London); Richard Strachan (Historic Scotland); Alison Sheridan (National Museum of Scotland); Christine McDonnell (York Archaeological Trust); Natalie McCaul and Adam Parker (The Yorkshire Museum); Victoria Harrison and Sarah Menys (York Minster); Anooshka Rawden (The Novium).

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