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2012-10-18 04:16:12 PM
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2012-10-18 04:27:05 PM
Oh, submitter! How bad can they possibly b-OH MY LORD AND SAVIOR!
 
2012-10-18 05:52:04 PM
Cool. I wasn't expecting that kind of detail. Found it interesting, as well, the lady-like repose of a few of the oh dear-my-guts-are-hanging-out models. Surprised, I was, at the wax porn, too (last pic)
 
2012-10-18 06:19:27 PM
kudos to the doctors of yesteryear whos continuing quest for knowledge wasn't deterred by the super icky gross shiat
 
2012-10-18 06:19:31 PM
Was it just me or did one of the wax things look like she had something (penis?) going into her vag. Is that some kind of Victorian porn or something?
 
2012-10-18 06:21:26 PM
Who's the chick with the braid? Meeeeooww.
 
2012-10-18 06:25:24 PM

largedon: Was it just me or did one of the wax things look like she had something (penis?) going into her vag. Is that some kind of Victorian porn or something?

In the comment section people are saying that it's a hand reaching in to assist with the birth.

But it sure as hell looks like a dick.
 
2012-10-18 06:26:02 PM
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2012-10-18 06:41:48 PM
Meh, I took anatomy with the med students. I've seen worse.

/that smell
//that formaldehyde smell
///you never forget it
 
2012-10-18 06:48:48 PM
I clicked on the link to more pics from Anatomical Museum in Modena's thinking "how much worse can they get?"

not much, but then the jar babies at the bottom appeared

"Please be aware next section contains photos that can hurt your sensibility.
So please be sure to go ahead only if you got interest in human teratologic specimen"
 
2012-10-18 07:02:28 PM

Thelyphthoric: I clicked on the link to more pics from Anatomical Museum in Modena's thinking "how much worse can they get?"

not much, but then the jar babies at the bottom appeared


What Marines sire while they're overseas.
 
2012-10-18 07:28:39 PM
After one has been through the hell of marriage, nothing is shocking. If I dream about these images, it's a good night's sleep.
 
2012-10-18 07:32:01 PM

basemetal: Meh, I took anatomy with the med students. I've seen worse.

/that smell
//that formaldehyde smell
///you never forget it


Sort of this. I'm an architect, but my family is chock-full of medical doctors, and I have a technical degree in clinical laboratory, so I kinda have some sort of experience and grit.
 
2012-10-18 07:40:29 PM
While they are just sculptures, should the headline have a NSFW tag added to it?
 
2012-10-18 07:42:18 PM
I want one.
 
2012-10-18 07:43:49 PM
Split dogs? You gotta watch out for those

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Hot like Clu Gulager's sweat pants
 
2012-10-18 07:55:39 PM

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: While they are just sculptures, should the headline have a NSFW tag added to it?


I'm thinking that's akin to the warning labels on paint cans that say "Do not ingest."
 
2012-10-18 07:55:58 PM
Besides, that ain't creepy. Wanna know what is creepy? My soon-to-be-complete army of Guibroggers (guido+ bro + fake-ass rapper).

Here's one.

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/Soon I'll conquer ze vorld! Bwahahahahaha!
 
2012-10-18 07:57:17 PM
the gger is wigger, which in my retrospect, it's a lousy idea for a name.

Should've mixed juggaloo DNA there, just as a safety measure...
 
2012-10-18 08:17:00 PM
Jesus. Subbie wasn't kidding.
 
2012-10-18 08:24:23 PM

basemetal: Meh, I took anatomy with the med students. I've seen worse.

/that smell
//that formaldehyde smell
///you never forget it


ORLY (Probably, almost certainly, NSFW)
 
2012-10-18 08:32:02 PM
Thanks for the unwanted boner, subby.
 
2012-10-18 08:37:38 PM
I didn't find any of that creepy. Rather, I can't believe how incredibly detailed, exact, and beautiful those wax sculptures are. I have been working in the anatomy lab at my school for a couple of years now. First as a student, now as an aid (Just for fun. I don't get credit for it).The human body is beautiful and amazing. It would be really neat to own some of those old sculptures.
 
2012-10-18 08:38:28 PM

Lucky LaRue: basemetal: Meh, I took anatomy with the med students. I've seen worse.

/that smell
//that formaldehyde smell
///you never forget it

ORLY (Probably, almost certainly, NSFW)


Nope, nothing.
 
2012-10-18 08:47:02 PM

Foxxinnia: largedon: Was it just me or did one of the wax things look like she had something (penis?) going into her vag. Is that some kind of Victorian porn or something?
In the comment section people are saying that it's a hand reaching in to assist with the birth.

But it sure as hell looks like a dick.


Oh so it's a fisting video.

/giggity
 
2012-10-18 08:47:34 PM

Lucky LaRue: basemetal: Meh, I took anatomy with the med students. I've seen worse.

/that smell
//that formaldehyde smell
///you never forget it

ORLY (Probably, almost certainly, NSFW)


So, why is penis in there?.
 
2012-10-18 09:07:28 PM
Yea?

I was troubleshooting the network connections inside of smart medical training manikins. The chest is moving, the eyes blink, the hands move once in a while.

The battery pack is where the kidneys are in a human, theres a wireless router in there, reversible groin unit, ethernet going into the thing's side.

*blink* Darth Vader breathing noises *blink* "Now why won't this get a new IP number..." *hand moves* "OH FOR FARKS SAKE CAN THAT BE TURNED OFF?"
 
2012-10-18 09:16:38 PM

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: While they are just sculptures, should the headline have a NSFW tag added to it?


Instructional anatomically-correct sculptures aren't really in that league, I think. YMMV.
 
2012-10-18 09:23:39 PM

Foxxinnia: largedon: Was it just me or did one of the wax things look like she had something (penis?) going into her vag. Is that some kind of Victorian porn or something?
In the comment section people are saying that it's a hand reaching in to assist with the birth.

But it sure as hell looks like a dick.


No, it's way more disturbing than you think. That's a left forearm. The right arm is pressing on the belly to assist with the birth, while the left, er, tugs.
 
2012-10-18 09:23:52 PM
Wow I got my hopes dashed in the other thread to be elated in this one! Thank you Subby!

loves me some medical oddities!
 
2012-10-18 09:28:23 PM

Thelyphthoric: I clicked on the link to more pics from Anatomical Museum in Modena's thinking "how much worse can they get?"

not much, but then the jar babies at the bottom appeared

"Please be aware next section contains photos that can hurt your sensibility.
So please be sure to go ahead only if you got interest in human teratologic specimen"


I read that as 'tar babies' and was going to say that's racist. Jar babies... carry on then.

zerkalo: Split dogs? You gotta watch out for those

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Hot like Clu Gulager's sweat pants


You did what? You opened it? You stupid moron! You idiot! What's the matter with you? Haven't I already told you never to even go near those goddamn tanks?
 
2012-10-18 11:02:21 PM
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i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-18 11:16:04 PM

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: While they are just sculptures, should the headline have a NSFW tag added to it?


I was wondering the same thing.

I bet I get the hammer if I post the plastique models.
 
2012-10-18 11:42:45 PM
I've had nightmares that weren't as creepy as those wax models
 
2012-10-19 01:13:12 AM
Personally I think they are beautiful. Think about it... this was the "Computers" of the time. The 3D images and the textbooks all rolled up into one.

The thought that someone sat there and studied bodies and duplicated them all of wax is incredible. I wonder how long it took someone to make one of these. The busts of the pregnant women holding open the flesh was strange but what else are you going to do with a top bust with arms? Vogue?
 
2012-10-19 01:34:48 AM
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2012-10-19 02:11:32 AM

basemetal: Meh, I took anatomy with the med students. I've seen worse.

/that smell
//that formaldehyde smell
///you never forget it


Why did you have to bring up that damned smell? I wanted to forget the +400 hours alone spent in labs.
 
2012-10-19 02:19:50 AM

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: I've had nightmares that weren't as creepy as those wax models


It's the open eyes, I think. They look sort of alive even with their viscera hanging out.
 
2012-10-19 05:26:52 AM
I saw this when it came through town. It was quite interesting.

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2012-10-19 06:12:46 AM
39 posts and still no Chelsea Handler references?

FARK, I am disappoint.

/although busting that Octsurprise thing open wider than yo mamma mitigates my disappointment
 
2012-10-19 08:28:39 AM

LemSkroob: [img.gawkerassets.com image 300x423]

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I feeled compelled to point out (again) that you guys are seeing this one wrong. That is a proceedural diagram of a physician assisting a birth, from the physician's perspective. The right arm is pressing on the belly, the left arm is up inside, tugging on the baby and trying to turn it the right way.

Other than the obviously disturbing fisting imagery, it really is an extraordinary diagram. It's not only shoing you what you need to do to assist with a difficult birth, it's also giving you a map (the cutaway stomach) and showing what's wrong with the baby (it's turned the wrong way round).

But yeah, my point is that's not a penis inside of her - that's a hand, baby.
 
2012-10-19 04:34:50 PM

Elegy: LemSkroob: [img.gawkerassets.com image 300x423]

[i.imgur.com image 196x181]

I feeled compelled to point out (again) that you guys are seeing this one wrong. That is a proceedural diagram of a physician assisting a birth, from the physician's perspective. The right arm is pressing on the belly, the left arm is up inside, tugging on the baby and trying to turn it the right way.

Other than the obviously disturbing fisting imagery, it really is an extraordinary diagram. It's not only shoing you what you need to do to assist with a difficult birth, it's also giving you a map (the cutaway stomach) and showing what's wrong with the baby (it's turned the wrong way round).

But yeah, my point is that's not a penis inside of her - that's a hand, baby.


I will remember this if I ever have to assist in the birth of Kristen Stewart's child.
 
2012-10-19 09:34:42 PM
Yeah, you can sort of make out the thumb and forefinger cradling the front and side of the baby's face.
 
2012-10-21 02:53:00 AM

largedon: Was it just me or did one of the wax things look like she had something (penis?) going into her vag. Is that some kind of Victorian porn or something?


No, that's the orthopaedist's wrist and forearm; you can see his other hand (right) on the subject's abdomen. Several OB models (more in linked gallery from TFA) illustrate various compications in birth and what to do about them. Aggressively assisted birth, done right, could save a child or mother or both.
 
2012-10-21 02:57:30 AM

dark side of the moon: I didn't find any of that creepy. Rather, I can't believe how incredibly detailed, exact, and beautiful those wax sculptures are. I have been working in the anatomy lab at my school for a couple of years now. First as a student, now as an aid (Just for fun. I don't get credit for it).The human body is beautiful and amazing. It would be really neat to own some of those old sculptures.


Same here. I'm amazed at how well done they are, given the period. Most of them look modern to me.
 
2012-10-21 03:02:29 AM

yea_im_that_guy: I saw this when it came through town. It was quite interesting.

Link


I don't know if that's the same as Bodies Revealed, but it looks like it to me, or at least nearly so. I saw it a few years ago. I was struck by how difficult it still is to preserve many tissues and structures in such a way that they look like they did when living. The arteries of the arm display was the most impressive, for me. I also marvelled at how small and compact the viscera package is compared to how I think most of us usually imagine it, because we don't consider the layers of muscle, fat, and skin.
 
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