Friday, June 01, 2007

New exhibit: Anatomy at the Bleeding Edge

As an homage to the Body Worlds exhibit opening June 6 at OMSI, we have just today installed a new Main Library display: Anatomy at the Bleeding Edge. As usual, the exhibit brings together materials from our historical image, book, and museum collections, this time to highlight the history of anatomy and anatomical teaching at OHSU.

Notable items include:
  • Reconstitutable human aorta (see an image here)
  • Plasticized human heart and coronary artery structure
  • The Bourgery Atlas
  • Da Vinci drawings
  • Sketches from the Clarice Ashworth Francone Collection (Guide available here)
  • Images from Vesalius' De humani corporis fabrica

The photograph included here shows David W.E. Baird, later Dean of the University of Oregon Medical School, instructing medical students in anatomy in 1924.

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