Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"Dissection" Photo Gallery "The Creepy World of Old-School Human Dissection" in Discover Magazine

Check it out here. More about this most wonderful of books here and here. The image above is from the book and featured in the Discover Gallery. Caption reads: "Given the outdoor location of this "dissection," along with the students' unusually formal garb, we can be sure this procedure was staged by these students at the U of North Carolina Medical Dept., around 1890. The Seated man is the janitor; the overturned bucket he's sitting on was usually kept at the foot of the dissection table, and was used to collect waste."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think the things they wrote on the sides of the tables were hilarious. "A thing of beauty is a joy forever"