Odd Things from the National Library of Medicine

Wired hat eine sehr tolle Galerie mit Bildern aus dem neuen Buch "Hidden Treasures" der National Library of Medicine, unter anderem mit Hitler X-Rays, experimentellen Zeichnungen von Chirurgen und anatomischen Popup-Büchern (Bild unten). Oben eine Seite aus dem "Atlas of Topographic Anatomy" aus dem Jahr 1911, für den sie Leichen mumifiziert und auseinandergesägt haben. You're welcome.

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.

Rare, Beautiful and Disturbing Objects From the National Library of Medicine

Amazon-Link: Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine