This one is definitely worth clicking to embiggen. It’s from the very detailed, very large Histoire générale et particulière du développement des corps organisés by 19th-century embryologist Jacques Marie Cyprien Victor Coste, and there’s a little, tiny baby right in the middle of it. Apparently, Coste spends most of the book comparing […]
Articles tagged with: anatomy
Take a deep breath.
This is the inside of your lung, seen really closely. At the time his was drawn, we weren’t really sure what it did, other than… breathe.
From Etsy. Scientific illustration has profound effects on some people. It surfaces in the unlikeliest places.
The same lingerie-maker has some rather comely pelvis print panties… for those who’d like to go deeper.
A smugly skinless man from Bartholomeo Eustachi: Tabulae anatomicae, a series of engravings that were meant to be published in the 1560s, but were lost until 1714. In fact, the words (by Eustachi) were never found. (Oddly, these plates were published under Eustachi’s name, even though he didn’t engrave them […]
In which the dissector becomes the dissected as well, sternum reaching upward like a bird’s wings in flight.
From Wikimedia Commons.
Nature draws an ancient lesson from America’s favorite pastime, observing how baseball pitchers reveal the evolution of human beings:
“Throwing projectiles probably enabled our ancestors to effectively and safely kill big game,” says Neil Roach, a biological anthropologist at George Washington University in Washington DC, who led the work. Eating more calorie-rich meat and fat […]