Tuesday, May 10, 2016

“@deathunderglass is taking over the...

"@deathunderglass is taking over the @muttermuseum@instagram account this week to showcase some of the specimens in the museum collection related to forensic science! @deathunderglass is a collaboration between a forensic pathologist and forensic photographer that generates images of human tissue at high magnification.
One of the most interesting aspects of a medical museum is the opportunity to view the human body from angles and aspects unavailable in daily life. The specimen above, for instance, is a thin horizontal slice through the lower abdomen, allowing observers to see the structures of the pelvic floor in relation to one another. Both the rectum and prostate are identifiable, so this is clearly a specimen from a man. Similarly, forensic pathologists sometimes perform "en bloc" dissections, removing groups of organs or structures as one piece to see the path of tumor spread or track the damage caused by a gunshot wound.

Interestingly, examination of the human body in thin layers is not a new idea. 19th-century anatomists like Christian Wilhelm Braune froze corpses and sectioned them with saws to see anatomic relationships, strongly foreshadowing the planar anatomic imaging techniques we now use regularly, like computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Everything old is new again - even in human anatomy. Photo by @nikkijohnson. #forensic #pathology #muttermuseum #IGtakeover #autopsy #deathunderglass #deathinvestigation #anatomy #section #medical #history #CT #planar #imaging" By muttermuseum on Instagram.

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