Monday, January 5, 2009

National Museum of Health and Medicine Photogallery






From a post entitled, simply, "National Museum of Health and Medicine" on one of my favorite websites, the enigmatic and intriguing E-L-I-S-E blog. I could find no attribution for the photographer on the website; If anyone knows whom the photographer might be, please let me know!

You can view more images on the original post here. For a bit of additional commentary, click here. You can also visit the official website for the museum, which I recently had the opportunity to photograph back stage and front, here.

Addendum 1/13/08: these photographs have been claimed by James G. Mundie. He says: "Only the last photograph was taken at NMHM. The rest come from Museum Vrolik (Amsterdam) and Museum Bleulandinum (Utrecht). Look for my new "Cabinet of Curiosities" website coming soon (www.mundieart.com/cabinet)."

Thanks, James, for letting us know!

12 comments:

FULL MOON INDUSTRIES said...

WICKED STUFF; AMAZING!

Don said...

Really increadible.Great post.

Brian Spatola said...

FYI - Not all of these specimens are from NMHM, though the photos are very nice. The ones that are from NMHM are on display to the public. - Brian Spatola, NMHM.

JE said...

Hi Brian

I was *wondering* whether that might be the case. Thanks for letting us know. Which ones belong to you? I would love to know....
--je

Anonymous said...

The photographers name is James Mundie.

sparky23 said...

Medical oddities always get people going, it seems. Thinkers like Foucault, or his PhD. supervisor, Georges Canguilhem, would have interesting things to say about how these images challenge our assumptions about norms and normalcy. They're also just fascinatingly creepy. Another recommended spot is the Mutter Museum, run by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Crazy place...Cool photos.

Darryl said...

What's the "medical story" of the top photo, please? Is that just a normal set of blood vessels isolated and displayed, or did the poor person suffer some awful condition?

Imogene Froward said...

The photographer for most if not all of them ar Prof. Jas Mundie. Here is a link to his flickr acct http://www.flickr.com/photos/jgmundie/. He never fails to please on the eerie and beautiful.

Gry said...

Darryl - I think it's called plastination...

James Mundie said...

The photographs belong to me, James G. Mundie.

Only the last photograph was taken at NMHM. The rest come from Museum Vrolik (Amsterdam) and Museum Bleulandinum (Utrecht).

Look for my new "Cabinet of Curiosities" website coming soon (www.mundieart.com/cabinet).

JE said...

Thank you, Mr. Mundie! I will be on the lookout for your new website.

hakan altan said...

thank you