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mysterious anatomy

June 23, 2009

hello there.

See here and here for engrossing collections of medical and anatomical oddities, both real and (possibly) apocryphal. Joanna of Morbid Anatomy, their photographic collector, asks

“Who are these private collectors, and what sort of treasures do they possess? How might their methods of displaying collections differ from institutional approaches? Are we reaching a historical moment similar to the pre-museum era of private cabinets, in which the most interesting artifacts are now in private rather than public hands?”

Mystery + Freakshow + Gloss of Highbrow Scientific Inquiry.

(Morbid Anatomy via bioephemera)

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