Thursday, March 27, 2008

"Opening Up a Few Corpses, 1795-1995," John Bender, 1997

In a search for anatomical imagery, I came across a very interesting (if somewhat academic) on-line discussion of the "virtual representation" of the human body in medical science from the Enlightenment to the present. It is the work of John Bender, professor of comparative literature and a specialist in 18th-century literature at Stanford University, and this work appears to be part of a larger lineup of the Stanford University "Writing Science" session from 1998-1999. Check out his piece, entitled "Opening up a Few Corpses, 1795-1995," here.

All images from the "Opening Corpses" website; more great images to be found on that page.

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