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Written By: grant on February 1, 2015 No Comment
Science Art: <i>Uterus En Etat De Gestation</i> by Jacques Marie Cyprien Victor Coste

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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 […]

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Written By: grant on September 14, 2014 No Comment
Science Art: <i>Figure 3, Transverse Section of a Single Cell</i> by F. Bauer, Esq., F.R.S., 1827.

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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.

It’s from a An Examination into the Structure of the Cells of the Human Lungs; with a View to Ascertain the […]

Written By: grant on July 20, 2014 No Comment
Science Art: <i>Figure Showing Anterior Ethmoidal Artery</i>, 2013.

Ever feel congested? Here’s where it happens – the paranasal sinuses. These ones are under your eyes. And the artery we’re specifically looking at here comes from the main artery to the eyes, but branches off to feed the nose. Where things get all coily and spirally.

From “Anatomy of Orbit”, […]

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Written By: grant on July 13, 2014 No Comment
Science Art: <i>Two hundred bones form the framework of your body</i>, 1958.

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Tennis, a different perspective. From All About the Human Body, 1958, found in the reference library of Newhouse Design.


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Written By: grant on November 9, 2013 No Comment
Science Art: <i>Panties with uterus print</i> by KnickerRocker (Nichola).

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.

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Written By: grant on October 27, 2013 No Comment
Science Art: <i>Table XXVI: The Circulatory System</i> by Giulio de’ Musi, c. 1565.

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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 […]

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Written By: grant on August 18, 2013 No Comment
Science Art: <i>Hearts and Lungs</i> by Juan de Valverde, 1598

In which the dissector becomes the dissected as well, sternum reaching upward like a bird’s wings in flight.

From Wikimedia Commons.

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Written By: grant on July 2, 2013 No Comment

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 […]

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