Let’s get anatomical

Fernando Vicente

I love medical, anatomy and brain-based art and design. One of my (and many a med-student’s) favourite university texts was a  colouring-in anatomy book where you coloured the different parts of the body (and learnt their names, sometimes). On my wall hangs a cross-stitched uterus, complete with sparkling golden ovaries. Yesterday a friend gave me a little toy neuron. It’s not exactly to scale, but it’s furry! I was overjoyed. So yes, this is the kind of thing I like. I’m often sharing links to strange and wonderful things I find. I thought I’d share a few of my favourite online collections:

http://streetanatomy.com – Anatomy + Pop culture. This is exactly what I love.

http://www.whokilledbambi.co.uk/ – Contemporary Art Blog. Covered low-brow, unusual and controversial art of many mediums. Often has quite a bit of anatomical goodness.

http://articulomortis.tumblr.com/ – A wonderful archive of medical images. Includes photos, x-rays and scans, old-fashioned diagrams, images of specimen and diseases.

http://harbaugh.uoregon.edu/Brain/ – ‘The world’s largest collection of anatomically correct fabric brain art’. It’s not a big collection, but it’s rather wonderful.

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