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Posts from the ‘Anatomy’ Category

Christmas Present?

Definitely not… Special soup bowl:


(Via Street Anatomy)

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ExTremish: The Ultimate Medical Mnemonics Database

About a month ago, I mentioned Think Anatomy, a unique site focusing on the education of anatomy. Now let me show you another one, ExTremish:

The ultimate medical mnemonics list. The largest medical mnemonics database.

Why ExTremish?

Because studying medicine is more like extreme sport than just education. We all become addicted to studying.


Further reading:

Think Anatomy: The best resource online

If you want to study anatomy or just find any kind of information, content, material focusing on anatomy, I make your search comfortable: check Think Anatomy. Lectures, podcasts, dissection videos, quizzes and many more. You can also submit your favourite choice.

Kudos to Vanessa Ruiz from Street Anatomy for creating this fantastic database.


Anatomical Theatre

I found this on BoingBoing:

Anatomical Theatre is a photographic exhibition documenting artifacts collected by and exhibited in medical museums throughout Europe and the United States. The objects in these photos range from preserved human remains to models made from ivory, wax, and papier mâché. The artifacts span from the 16th Century to the 20th, and include examples from a wide range of countries, artists, and preparators.

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3D Anatomy Online

I wish I had some resources of anatomy as useful as the following tools and sites when I had to fight this area of medicine. First, Medgadget reported the beta launch of BodyMaps, an online atlas created to visualize specific organs and the anatomy of the whole human body.


The second one for today is, a site dedicated to the study of anatomy and you can also test yourself on must-know concepts.

If you know more useful anatomical or any other medical resources, let us know!

The Papier-Mache Anatomist

Just a short note about a useful tool for studying anatomy:


Louis Thomas Jerôme Auzoux (1797-1880), a French physician, improved and popularized anatomical papier-mâché models. As a medical student in the early 19th century, Auzoux found it difficult to study anatomy when the human cadavers he was dissecting deteriorated rapidly and wax models were not readily available.

He began creating anatomical models, inspired by papier-mâché dolls, boxes, and other household items then popular in Europe. In 1822, the same year Auzoux received his medical degree, he presented his first complete anatomical male figure to the Paris Academy of Medicine. Five years later, he opened a factory to manufacture human, veterinary, and botanical models.

Even if we use some 3D tools nowadays, I would love to have these models at home to study anatomy more efficiently.

Anatomical heart made from candy hearts

Monday Fun… Check out the sculptures of Nathan Sawaya and don’t miss the Candy Heart:


(Via Neatorama and BoingBoing)


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