Anatomical flap up books that simulated human dissection.
Pop-up books. Not just for kids anymore!
These come from a most excellent exhibit last year at Duke University called Animated Anatomies. These anatomical pop-up books were used by medical students to study anatomy and surgery in 3-D context from the 16th to 20th centuries. Sadly, the exhibition has long since ended.
What’s that? You want to see more? Don’t say I never did anything for ya … here’s a video tour through several of the pop-up books from the exhibit:
Bonus: So how will the medical students of tomorrow learn anatomy and surgical techniques? Don’t miss Jack Choi’s demonstration of a virtual dissection table from this year’s TED! Uncomfortably awesome!