Monday, March 8, 2010

"Joanna Ebenstein's Morbid Obsession," Article, Canadian Medical Association Journal, March 2010


David McDonald of the Canadian Medical Association Journal just published an article based on a long chat we had about the seductive nature of medical collections, my photo project Anatomical Theatre (from which the above is drawn), the perilous nature of medical collections, and the larger Greater Morbid Anatomy endeavor. You can read the resulting insightful and incisive article--which will also run in the next issue of Canadian Medical Association Journal under the title "Joanna Ebenstein's Morbid Obsession"--in its entirety by clicking here.

Image: From the Anatomical Theatre exhibition "Anatomical Venuses" Life-sized Wax models with human hair in rosewood and Venetian glass cases; Workshop of Clemente Susini of Florence, 1781-1786. The Josephinum : Vienna, Austria. See full collection of images and text here.

2 comments:

Susan said...

Very nice! He make you out to be perfectly normal!

I have been in love with things floating in formaldehyde since I was 7, snooping around the biology department at the university my father taught at...thank you for your blog. I really enjoy reading!

Christine said...

Congrats! What a great article. I just found your Anatomical Theater project. Amazing photos! I'm so impressed! The wax figures are stunning.