Stereoscopic Bodies~before body worlds(not for the faint-hearted)

April 24, 2008

 

Katie just recently got an old viewmaster from the thrift store and I’ve seen quite a few lately in antique stores.  While researching I came across an article about the inventor of the viewmaster, William Gruber.  

In 1962, anatomist David L. Bassett teamed up with Gruber to create the 25-volume “Stereoscopic Atlas of Human Anatomy” from very carefully and preserved bodies. (Awesome) As of now Stanford University is trying to get the images online where they may be viewed in stereo form with special glasses.  The images are simply incredible.  Here are a few.

Here is the link to the article that has a slideshow of some of the images.

 

Also a fun piece of info, Gruber was initially a German pipe-organ maker. 

 

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3 Responses to “Stereoscopic Bodies~before body worlds(not for the faint-hearted)”

  1. bluewaveted said

    Whoah, looks impressive. I’ll check out the other images too.

  2. […] Stereoscopic Bodies~before body worlds(not for the faint-hearted)Katie just recently got an old viewmaster from the thrift store and I’ve seen quite a few lately in antique stores. While researching I came across an article about the inventor of the viewmaster, William Gruber. …Elkephant – https://elkephant.wordpress.com […]

  3. pKay said

    Impressive is right!

    Nice find dude!!

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