Anatomy is a branch of biology that is the consideration of the structure of living things. It is a general term that includes human anatomy, animal anatomy (zootomy) and plant anatomy (phytotomy)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Bassett collection of human dissection

Bassett graduated from the School of Medicine in 1934. As a faculty member at Stanford, he was known for his elegant dissections and love for the human body, said Chase, who was chair of surgery when Bassett was an associate professor of anatomy.
It was Bassett’s genius for dissection that attracted the attention of William Gruber, the photographer who invented the View-Master, a stereoscopic viewing device familiar to most children. A 17-year collaboration between the two resulted in the production of the Stereoscopic Atlas of Human Anatomy begun in 1948 and not completed until 1962. It consisted of 221 View-Master reels with 1,554 color stereo views of dissections of every body region. Each stereo view was accompanied by a black-and-white, labeled drawing and explanatory text.

More Pictures over at Stanford University's School of Medicine flickr page Here

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