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Ercole Lelli's anatomical waxworks, Bologna, Italy (photo by Joanna Ebenstein)

Psychological Implication: Surgeons must be able to deal with dead bodies or cadavers. The cadaver's body parts are cut up, and surgeons must be able to tolerate the grotesque image of the insides of the body. It's hard because cutting up a dead body isn't something that people usually do. However, these surgeons are exposed to cutting up dead bodies every day helping them become used to it. Their minds aren't affected compared to having a person who has never cut up a body before.

From S. S. White Dental Manufacturing Co.’s Catalogue of dental materials, furniture, instruments, etc., 1867. The caption reads: “Upper and Lower Maxilla, exhibiting Nerve and Artery on one side, and Artery and Vein on the other, Jaw carved and Teeth split to show the Nerve Cavity (Mounted), with Vase $80.00”

Morbid Anatomy: "Morbid Curiosity: The Richard Harris Collection," Through July 8, Chicago Cultural Center: Exhibition Report

Dear Hopkins, never mind a "bower of bone"; reality just gave me a BOWER OF BLOOD. #better

Le produzioni torinesi di quest'epoca sono dovute a Luigi Cantù e al figlio Giuseppe e seguono appunto la “tecnica fiorentina”, in cui anche le ossa venivano realizzate in cera, contrariamente ai modelli di tecnica bolognese che incorporavano ossa vere.

Alle de ontleed- genees- en heelkindige werken...van Fredrik Ruysch... vol. 3 Amsterdam, 1744. Etching with engraving. National Library of Medicine. Frederik Ruysch (1638-1731) [anatomist] Ruysch’s "repository of curiosities" included displays of infant and fetal skeletons, placed in landscapes of human and animal body parts. This ghastly musicale is notable for its morbid whimsy.

Beautiful vascular models blown of glass for doctors, medical device developers and eclectic art collections! by Farlow's Scientific Glassblowing. #Glass #Anatomical_Models #FSG