Friday, April 2, 2010

Human Atlas - Pull Over and Ask for Directions

I grew up with anatomy books that had transparencies stacked up to give you a view of every level of your innards. The classics.  Then holy katzenjammers!  Here's a photo of the cilia in your respiratory tract and they look like sea anemones, orange and purple and pink and yellow!  Another book has a photo of  beautiful, delicate kidney stone crystals.  So lovely, yet so evil.  And so much detail!  Maybe I just want to know where my gallbladder used to be. Ah, as with so many things, anatomy books have changed since my youth.  They're pretty cool now.
Human Anatomy Atlases

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