Squelette méditatif

Squelette méditatif

From the Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary, Russia, 1890-1907

From the Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary, Russia, 1890-1907

Fused heads, Mutter Museum

Fused heads, Mutter Museum

This skull relic was given the generic name of Deodatus as its identity was unknown

This skull relic was given the generic name of Deodatus as its identity was unknown

A two-headed calf skull

A two-headed calf skull

Sculptures 2010 by Alain Bellino, via Behance

Sculptures 2010 by Alain Bellino, via Behance

19th century cranium with caries sicca caused by the gummatous lesions of syphilis. This is an extreme example of tertiary syphilis (neurosyphilis). Pitted lesions erode, heal and scar over many years and infection of the brain and other parts of the body along with advanced dementia would have also occurred.

19th century cranium with caries sicca caused by the gummatous lesions of syphilis. This is an extreme example of tertiary syphilis (neurosyphilis). Pitted lesions erode, heal and scar over many years and infection of the brain and other parts of the body along with advanced dementia would have also occurred.

Three preserved human fetuses, presented in an antique display cabinet. The first is an altogether healthy fetus, the second suffers Polymelia, six arms, and the final, suffers a rare infection of the Shope papilloma virus, which causes of series of horn like growths in the forehead. These three are part of a large collection of human specimens, afflicted with various genetic diseases.  more photographs - http://alexcf.com/blog/?p=1546

Three preserved human fetuses, presented in an antique display cabinet. The first is an altogether healthy fetus, the second suffers Polymelia, six arms, and the final, suffers a rare infection of the Shope papilloma virus, which causes of series of horn like growths in the forehead. These three are part of a large collection of human specimens, afflicted with various genetic diseases. more photographs - http://alexcf.com/blog/?p=1546

Mütter Museum of Medical Oddities in Philadelphia. The one place I wanted to go but didn't have time to visit. Next Philly trip.

Mütter Museum of Medical Oddities in Philadelphia. The one place I wanted to go but didn't have time to visit. Next Philly trip.

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