Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Historical anatomy images online

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Fascinating and creepy anatomy sketches from old medical texts.
The sense of dark intrigue while viewing anatomical atlases from yesteryear.
The U.S. National Medical Library has posted a big chunk of its Historical Anatomies collection online.
Dive into weird and wonderful presentations of the human body at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/historicalanatomies/home.html .
As for the praying fellow above, he is a fan of the N.C. State Wolfpack, begging God for a football win. Notice he's been there a while.
Actually, he's an icon for the religious life -- we're already dead, even as we seek the eternal.

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