The Oddities of Human Anatomy (1656).

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Credit: Giulio Casserio. Frankfurt, 1656.
Copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine
A frontispiece portrays five anatomists posed around a cadaver.
The globe at the top of the illustration, turned toward America, reveals how the anatomists saw themselves: as exploring a “New World” of science.
Source: Image Gallery: The Oddities of Human Anatomy

‘Vintage Moustaches’.

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This is a portrait series that I made for the Portuguese Moustache Association, located in White Castle (Castelo Branco), Portugal.

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And the main reason that I took these shots is because I love the old generation and the unique style of moustaches.

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They show true pure love for these magnificent moustaches.
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History of Plastic Surgery and Organ Transplants.

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Using a skin transplant from the arm to form a “Nose”.
Early History: Ancient Greek, Roman and Chinese myths feature fanciful accounts of transplants performed by gods and healers, often involving cadavers or animals.
While these tales are considered apocryphal, by 800 B.C. Indian doctors had likely begun grafting skin—technically the largest organ—from one part of the body to another to repair wounds and burns.
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16th Century: Italian surgeon Gasparo Tagliacozzi, sometimes known as the father of plastic surgery, reconstructed noses and ears using skin from patients’ arms.
He found that skin from a different donor usually caused the procedure to fail, observing the immune response that his successors would come to recognize as transplant rejection.
Early 1900s: European doctors attempted to save patients dying of renal failure by transplanting kidneys from various animals, including monkeys, pigs and goats. None of the recipients lived for more than a few days.
1905: Eduard Zirm, an Austrian ophthalmologist, performed the world’s first corneal transplant, restoring the sight of a man who had been blinded in an accident.
1912: Transplant pioneer Alexis Carrell received the Nobel Prize for his work in the field. The French surgeon had developed methods for connecting blood vessels and conducted successful kidney transplants on dogs. He later worked with aviator Charles Lindbergh to invent a device for keeping organs viable outside the body, a precursor to the artificial heart.
1936: Ukrainian doctor Yu Yu Voronoy transplanted the first human kidney, using an organ from a deceased donor. The recipient died shortly thereafter as a result of rejection.
1954: In the late 1940s and early 1950s, a team of doctors at Boston’s Peter Bent Brigham Hospital carried out a series of human kidney grafts, some of which functioned for days or even months. In 1954 the surgeons transplanted a kidney from 23-year-old Ronald Herrick into his twin brother Richard; since donor and recipient were genetically identical, the procedure succeeded.
1960: British immunologist Peter Medawar, who had studied imuno suppression’s role in transplant failures, received the Nobel Prize for his discovery of acquired immune tolerance.
Soon after, anti-rejection drugs enabled patients to receive organs from non-identical donors.
1960s: The first successful lung, pancreas and liver transplants took place.
In 1967, the world marveled when South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard replaced the diseased heart of dentist Louis Washkansky with that of a young accident victim. Although immunosuppressive drugs prevented rejection, Washkansky died of pneumonia 18 days later.
1984: As transplants became less risky and more prevalent, the U.S. Congress passed the National Organ Transplant Act to monitor ethical issues and address the country’s organ shortage.
The law established a centralized registry for organ matching and placement while outlawing the sale of human organs. More than 100,000 people are currently on the national waiting list.
2005: Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital pioneered the “domino chain” method of matching donors and recipients.
Willing donors who are genetically incompatible with their chosen recipients are matched with strangers; in return, their loved ones receive organs from other donors in the pool.
2010: Spanish doctors conducted the world’s first full face transplant on a man injured in a shooting accident.
A number of partial face transplants had already taken place around the world.
via Organ Transplants: A Brief History — History in the Headlines.

Black Light Bodies.

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Artist John Poppleton continues to utilize the human body as a canvas when painting stunning landscapes that glow under black lights.
From summery African savannas to energetic lightning storms, the body painter has the ability to capture various mesmerizing scenes on the curves of the human physique.
These radiant vistas are centered on a subject’s back, but branch off to include the arms, legs, and even head.
Some Bodyscapes also feature more than one person, showcasing Poppleton’s skilled abilities and the human form’s great potential.
Body2“Coming from a photographic background, I want my paintings to be as photorealistic as possible,” the artist wrote on Bored Panda. “In a darkened studio, I’m literally painting with light.
From the artist’s perspective, it becomes a very surreal and even spiritual experience.
” Those that view photos of Poppleton’s work can experience similar feelings as they gaze upon an illuminated figure who is decked out in incredible imagery.
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via Stunning Body Paintings Glow under Black Lights – My Modern Met.

Oil and Charcoal Art by James Taylor Gray.

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James Taylor Gray is an artist living in Portland, Oregon.
His background, both professionally and academically, is in literature, writing and music.
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Through his work, he seeks to evoke the same things in visual art that he loves in those other expressions – the moment of tension between past, perception and future, the natural quiet and space that exists around the poetic, the deep swell of melody and the sudden, resonant silence.
Discover more on his website.
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via Beautiful oil artworks and charcoal drawings by James Taylor Gray | Creative Boom.