image from http://link.library.utoronto.caThe University of Toronto Libraries Fisher Library Digital Collections generously share Anatomia – a collection of about 4,500 illustrations of human anatomy. Nods to Drawn! for the heads up.

If you want to get real, there’s the Vesalius Project, 3D photographic quality color models of anatomical (sub)structures, obtained from the Visible Human Data sets. Visible Human? You know how some days you feel strained? The (USA) National Library of Medicine has developed the Visible Human Project®. They’ve scanned complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies. The male was sectioned at one millimeter intervals, the female at one-third of a millimeter intervals. That’s strained.

There’s now no excuse for not having beautiful drawings of the human form that you, yourself, have made.

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  1. indeterminacy

    I always liked my salami very thinly sliced, so that you can almost see through it.

    I think I read about this project, or a similar one, a few years ago. Some condemned prisoner had sold his body to scientists who wanted to slice it up. Created something of a controversy at the time, as I recall.

    There was also an artist (?) performing live autopsies in front of an audience. He was banned in a few German cities.

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