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Dissected Classical Sculpture by Cao Hui.

Reflecting on the past and on himself, Cao Hui breathes new life into the art, bridging the gap between the classical and the modern interpretations of human beings.

Anatomical Heart Vase by Esque Studio.
This five inch vase has open ventricles for flower stems and is an absolutely gorgeous piece of glassware. If only I could afford it though. One day…one day…

Anatomical Heart Vase by Esque Studio.

This five inch vase has open ventricles for flower stems and is an absolutely gorgeous piece of glassware. If only I could afford it though. One day…one day…

Islet Hyalinization as illustrated by E.L. Opie, 1900.
The detailed histology of pancreatic islet hyaline degeneration were first described by E.L. Opie. It was identified as amyloid, an extracellular proteinaceous material and can occur in diabetes mellitus and would set the precedent for further research into its pathogenesis.
What I find remarkable about the above diagram is that they were illustrated by hand by Opie more than a century ago. The detail is phenomenal. In class, we did not even realize they were illustrations until after the professor told us. 

Islet Hyalinization as illustrated by E.L. Opie, 1900.

The detailed histology of pancreatic islet hyaline degeneration were first described by E.L. Opie. It was identified as amyloid, an extracellular proteinaceous material and can occur in diabetes mellitus and would set the precedent for further research into its pathogenesis.

What I find remarkable about the above diagram is that they were illustrated by hand by Opie more than a century ago. The detail is phenomenal. In class, we did not even realize they were illustrations until after the professor told us. 

Tableau 3 from Traité complet de l’anatomie de l’homme, comprenant la médicine opératoire, by Jean Baptiste Marc Bourgery.
This reference was published between 1831-1854 and consisted of 16 volumes in 8, with over 2000 pages and 726 hand-coloured lithographed plates incorporating 3604 individual figures. Many of the beautiful lithographs were coloured and painted by Nicholas-Henri Jacob, who was a student of the neo-classical painter Jacques Louis David. The project was the focus of Bourgery through the last 23 years of his life, the last volume being published posthumously. Given its detail and breadth, it is considered one of the most comprehensive surgical and anatomical atlases of the nineteenth century. 

Tableau 3 from Traité complet de l’anatomie de l’homme, comprenant la médicine opératoire, by Jean Baptiste Marc Bourgery.

This reference was published between 1831-1854 and consisted of 16 volumes in 8, with over 2000 pages and 726 hand-coloured lithographed plates incorporating 3604 individual figures. Many of the beautiful lithographs were coloured and painted by Nicholas-Henri Jacob, who was a student of the neo-classical painter Jacques Louis David. The project was the focus of Bourgery through the last 23 years of his life, the last volume being published posthumously. Given its detail and breadth, it is considered one of the most comprehensive surgical and anatomical atlases of the nineteenth century. 

Kissing by Alex Grey.
A profound piece of art that shows an action that joins the body, mind and soul of two people.

Kissing by Alex Grey.

A profound piece of art that shows an action that joins the body, mind and soul of two people.

Art is in the anatomy 33.

Art is in the anatomy 33.

White coats.
There is something beautiful about this photograph that hangs in the hallway of the medical program wing at the hospital. It is a photograph taken of the medical student’s lab coats hanging within the lab’s common space. It seemingly reminds me of that never ending pursuit of knowledge that comes with wearing those coats.

White coats.

There is something beautiful about this photograph that hangs in the hallway of the medical program wing at the hospital. It is a photograph taken of the medical student’s lab coats hanging within the lab’s common space. It seemingly reminds me of that never ending pursuit of knowledge that comes with wearing those coats.

From the creators of the award-winning and inspiring “Inner Life of a Cell,” comes the latest exploration into the bustling world inside our cells. Produced by BioVisions, a scientific visualization program at Harvard’s Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, and a Connecticut-based scientific animation company called Xvivo, Powering the Cell: Mitochondria gives us an intimate view of those sausage-like organelles that turn food into energy.

Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson gazes at her home planet from the recently added cupola module of the International Space Station. Quite the morning view.

Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson gazes at her home planet from the recently added cupola module of the International Space Station. Quite the morning view.