German rosary, ivory and silver with partially gilded mounts, ca.1500–1525
Skull Study 2
Atlas of Topographic Anatomy, 1911
Eugène-Louis Doyen with J.-P. Bouchon and R. Doyen; heliotypes by E. Le Deley
This amazing book is filled with photographs of human bodies that had been scientifically mummified and then sawed into slices to reveal the anatomy within. The process, which Parisian surgeon Eugène-Louis Doyen dubbed megatomy, was a radical departure from existing anatomical studies. His work was a precursor to today’s popular Body Worlds exhibitions of plastinated slices of human cadavers, though Doyen’s attempts to publicly present images of his anatomical slices were met with protests.
Human figures in the Body Worlds exhibition by the German anatomist Gunther von Hagens (via guardian.co.uk)
Trevor Jackson: Skull Teapot and Mandible Ashtray
life: an anatomical drawing.
Flap Anatomy (by DukeUnivLibraries)
Image from Supplement zu Platen, Die neue Heilmethode… by M. Platen, c. 1900. This item was on display for the Animated Anatomies exhibit
Photo by Mark Zupan, Senior Graphic Designer for Duke University Libraries.