Beauty is more than skin deep

Via Bioephemera, I’ve discovered this wonderful medical illustration blog, Street Anatomy. In particular, this article on the illustrator Cvetomir Georgiev has an amazing image of a dissected torso exposing a fetus in situ…and I’ve got a new desktop image. It’s gorgeous stuff; people are so interesting on the inside.


  1. #1 Paguroidea
    January 28, 2007

    I especially liked the dissection of the neck by Cvetomir. The details are incredible.

  2. #2 Daldianus
    January 28, 2007

    Amazing details. Beautiful and icky at the same time.

  3. #3 Selma
    January 28, 2007

    I’ve always loved medical illustrations, have a few old anatomy books I’ve collected over the years.

    I used to be a great fan of Audra Geras, may have forgotten her correct name. Her illustrations were marvellous, I would have hung any of them on my walls.

    Thank for the link!

  4. #4 Vanessa Ruiz
    January 28, 2007

    Thank you for mentioning my new blog on your site!

  5. #5 Steven
    January 28, 2007

    I’ll never look at a pregnant woman the same ever again.

  6. #6 June
    January 29, 2007

    The Rochester Art Center (in Rochester, MN) currently has an exhibit of medical illustrations from Mayo Clinic. I saw it last week – it was quite impressive. It covers art that dates back 100 years (this is the 100th anniversary of the medical illustrations department) and included items drawn with carbon dust. It also had a few that were made recently (“digitally rendered” images). If you have the time, I urge you to see it!

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