Saturday, 7 June 2014

Visible Human Project

Some will find this creepy, and some will find this fascinating.

In 1981, Joseph Jernigan was sentenced to death for murder. He agreed to donate his body to science and the judgment was carried out in 1993.

At University of Colorado’s Health Sciences Center, his frozen corpse was ground down from the top at 1-millimeter increments with photographs taken at each level. This yielded 1,871 cross-sections, which pieced together take us on this journey through the insides of a human being.

I wish there was a way to go through all 1,871 images in slow motion.

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