bioephemera

Eternal Enema

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Here’s a bit of weirdness I saw on Friday but didn’t have time to blog – a Botticelli-inspired monument to the enema:

A health spa in Russia has unveiled a bronze monument of three cherubs carrying an enema, a design inspired by the 15th century Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli. (source)

What do you think? What other potentially embarassing medical procedures deserve their own tributes in bronze? (Endoscopy, you may be next. . .)

Comments

  1. #1 PhysioProf
    June 22, 2008

    How about a huge-ass bronze statue of a prostate exam?

  2. #2 decrepitoldfool
    June 22, 2008

    Does Orac know about this? Classic EneMan!

  3. #3 Jan-Maarten
    June 22, 2008

    A large, pink jumping mattress, where you can jump in search for hidden lumps. Optionally with a nipple in the middle.

  4. #4 DM
    June 22, 2008

    “Now cough!”

  5. #5 Speedwell
    June 22, 2008

    “…where you can jump in search for hidden lumps.”

    Potentially hilarious moment:

    “Hey, crutches boy, what happened to your ankle?”

    “Breast cancer.”

  6. #6 franck
    June 23, 2008

    http://cephaloprint.olympe-network.com/index.php?/projects/details/

    have a look on that website-I just found it – the art is really interesting, the way they are mixing organic elements in that crazy illustrated book is amazing. the first illustration seems to depict something like a molecule war – crazy

  7. #7 John Ohab
    June 23, 2008

    I hope for those cherub’s sake that the enema hasn’t been used yet.