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Using A 3-D Version Of Rodin’s Hands To Understand Anatomy

Auguste Rodin is known for his realistic, unflinching depiction of the human form. Some of the French sculptor’s work even shows the ravages of disease and disfigurement. A Stanford University professor and surgeon who noticed these realistic details was inspired to incorporate Rodin into his teaching using a curriculum that combines Rodin’s sculpture with medical science and computer technology.

Dr. James Chang first noticed certain details of Rodin’s sculptures when he was a medical resident at Stanford studying hand surgery. He used to relax on the grass at the sculpture garden of the school’s Cantor Arts Center. “The more I looked at the Rodin sculptures … and I focused on the hands, and if you look at each hand … they’re exactly like the actual medical conditions I was treating.”

The works include some of Rodin’s most famous pieces, like the Burghers of Calais, a group of defeated noblemen. Chang noticed that one of the Burghers had fused fingers. “We have children with Apert syndrome that have a similar fusion of the fingers and an open thumb, and we release the fingers to put [them] into a more natural condition,” he says.

When he finished his residency in 1998, Chang joined the Stanford faculty in plastic surgery, and he decided to consult an expert on Rodin. He went to Bernard Barryte, the curator of European art at the Cantor. Barryte says what made Rodin a revolutionary artist is that he broke from the classical traditions of idealizing the human form.

"He wants to render it warts and all," Barryte says. "So if a hand is the result of an accident, that sort of enhances and enriches its meaning for him, and he uses that to render figures much more expressive and much more powerful."

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Love art, love human anatomy, therefore in love with this project. Wish I can ave the chance to visit this exhibit some day.

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My new baby!!! Mi novio bello y sus detalles! Emocionada, cada vez es mas real

jewsee-medicalstudent:

Brain surgery to treat epilepsy.

The device was invented to treat epilepsy. The electrodes are connected directly to the brain and stimulate his current extra parts required, which leads to seizures.

Epilepsy (from the Ancient Greek verb ἐπιλαμβάνειν meaning “to seize, possess, or afflict”) is a group of long-term neurological disorders characterized by epileptic seizures. These seizures are episodes that can vary from brief and nearly undetectable to long periods of vigorous shaking. In most cases the cause is unknown, although some people develop epilepsy as the result of brain injury, stroke, brain cancer, and drug and alcohol misuse, among others.

Epileptic seizures are the result of excessive and abnormal cortical nerve cell activity in the brain. The diagnosis typically involves ruling out other conditions that might cause similar symptoms (such as syncope) as well as figuring out whether any immediate causes are present. Epilepsy can often be confirmed with an electroencephalogram. Epilepsy cannot be cured, but seizures are controllable with medication in about 70% of cases. In those whose seizures do not respond to medication, surgery, neurostimulation or dietary changes may be considered.

(Pictures from Medicine and Health Over Time).

mylifeismedschool:

Med student from a different school shared how their hospitals cafes serve their drinks.
Insanely jealous.
#MLIMS

I which my future coffees be like this one

mylifeismedschool:

Med student from a different school shared how their hospitals cafes serve their drinks.

Insanely jealous.

#MLIMS

I which my future coffees be like this one

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do-not-touch-my-food:

Queso Fundido with Roasted Poblano Sauce

Antojitos mexicanos. 
I want some!
food-porn-diary:

Grilled Balsamic Steak with Blue Cheese Butter [OC] [670 x 1012]

food-porn-diary:

Grilled Balsamic Steak with Blue Cheese Butter [OC] [670 x 1012]

do-not-touch-my-food:

Spinach Salad with Bacon Dressing
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Elegance!

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Elegance!

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Charcuterie and Cocktails [960x720] by Shady Lady Saloon in Sacramento, CA

Perfect for a bottle of wine

food-porn-diary:

Charcuterie and Cocktails [960x720] by Shady Lady Saloon in Sacramento, CA

Perfect for a bottle of wine

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Perfect for my professional looks. 

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Perfect for my professional looks. 

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