Category Archives: Anatomy

Anatomy – Nervous System

The Anatomy folders contain approximately seven hundred images and have the following arrangement: Anatomy, Anatomy – Animals, Anatomy – Eyes, Anatomy -Hands, and Anatomy – Nervous System. Like the other Anatomy categories, Anatomy – Nervous System consists of photographs of both the interior and exterior, microscopic views, medical illustrations, and creative (non-technical) illustrations.

© 1947, 1981, 1986 Anatomical Chart Company. Chicago, Illinois. Anatomical Illustration by Peter Bachin.

© 1947, 1981, 1986 Anatomical Chart Company. Chicago, Illinois. Anatomical Illustration by Peter Bachin.

Dissected Neurons. Life Oct. 22, 1971.  "Subtle beauties, baffling complexities."

Dissected Neurons. Life Oct. 22, 1971. “Subtle beauties, baffling complexities.”

At the Synapse, a sudden chemical invasion. Life Oct. 22, 1971. "This painting, which is based on the actual specimen..." depicts how a signal gets from one neuron to another. "Here an axon (the big horizontal shape) forms two synapses, the first with a dendrite offshoot (vertical trunk on the left) and the other with the dendrite itself (right)."

[At the Synapse, a sudden chemical invasion]  “This painting, which is based on the actual specimen…depicts how a signal gets from one neuron to another. Here an axon (the big horizontal shape) forms two synapses, the first with a dendrite offshoot (vertical trunk on the left) and the other with the dendrite itself (right).”  Life. October 22, 1971. 

[Succor and support from the gluey glia] Glia Cells. "Greek word for glue, the sticky glia's chief function seems to be to service neurons." Life. Oct. 22, 1971.

[Succor and support from the gluey glia] Glia Cells. “Aptly named for the Greek word for glue, the sticky glia’s chief function seems to be to service neurons.” Life. Oct. 22, 1971.

Man Holding Brain

Man Holding Brain

"The interior view of the base of the skull (seen though a wide-angel lens) shows the openings in the bone for the spinal cord and the two jugular veins (bottom), and the two optic nerves (center). Life. Oct. 1, 1971.

“The interior view of the base of the skull (seen though a wide-angel lens) shows the openings in the bone for the spinal cord and the two jugular veins (bottom), and the two optic nerves (center). Life. Oct. 1, 1971.

© 1983, 1986 Anatomical Chart Co., Chicago, IL.. Illustrated by Ernest W. Beck, medical illustrator, in consultation with Harry Monsen, Ph.D., Professor of Anatomy, College of Medicine, University of Illinois.

© 1983, 1986 Anatomical Chart Co., Chicago, IL.. Illustrated by Ernest W. Beck, medical illustrator, in consultation with Harry Monsen, Ph.D., Professor of Anatomy, College of Medicine, University of Illinois.

Thigh Nerves (left) Spinal Cord (right). Life Oct. 1, 1971.

Thigh Nerves (left) Spinal Cord (right). Life Oct. 1, 1971.

© 1991 Anatomical Chart Co., Skokie, IL. Art Direction by Christine D. Young and Medical Illustrations by Carl Clingman, in consultation with Kevin E. McKenna, Ph.D., Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois.

© 1991 Anatomical Chart Co., Skokie, IL. Art Direction by Christine D. Young and Medical Illustrations by Carl Clingman, in consultation with Kevin E. McKenna, Ph.D., Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois.

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SK-SK-SK-SKELETONS!

Nestled gently between SIGNS & BILLBOARDS and SMALL TOWN AMERICA in our Picture Collection, SKELETONS boast about 100 items and is a good place to stop by for skeletal anatomy references, to contemplate your own mortality, or to find inspiration for the Scandinavian Black Metal album cover you’ve been hired to create.

See: True Norwegian black metal : we turn in the night consumed by fire in our book stacks.

A small sampling of our calcium-loving, rigid organs:

I have neither credits nor a context for this.

National Geographic, Vol. 202, no. 2 (August 2002). This skull was found in the republic of Georgia and is 1.75 million years old.

Three Skulls by Candace Dicarlo. From Black & White Magazine, no. 52 (August 2007).

This is either a diagram of an "I can't believe I'm alive" story, or a diagram of how this guy got to be real dead.

Military Histroy Quarterly, vol. 2, no. 1. Disorderly mass grave.

Gracilization. I love this word.

The Three Skulls by Paul Cezanne. Canvas. 34.9 cm x 61 cm. This is a black and white Photo of a color version.

You can find a nice high resolution version of it on ARTstor.

A black and white detail of Hans Holbein's The Ambassadors. This anamorphic perspective skull is prominently hidden in the painting.

Date 1533
Medium Oil on oak
Dimensions Length: 209.5 cm (82.5 in). Height: 207 cm (81.5 in).