Sunday, 24 August 2008

I Can Give A Dead Man Almost Any Look

I went to check out the Hunterian exhibit at the Royal College of Surgeons which is located next to Lincoln's Inn Fields and let me tell you, this is one very necro place. It comprises the collections of John Hunter and Richard Owen. Photography was obviously prohibited but I took some cheeky shots with my BlackBerry...

This was a rodent of some sort just hanging out, exposing his innards

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A really gnarly looking cuttlefish

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A beaver's jaw avec overgrown incisor

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A baby alligator/crocodile splaying

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This was some sort of dog I think which looks to have more inside somehow. Well done buddy

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A baby's vein system

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Some fucking good draftsmanship

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A 'portrait' of a girl called Mary Sabina who had the skin pigmentation condition piebaldism. This is a genetic disorder that causes an absence of melanin in certain areas of the skin and hair. Michael Jackson 'had' it apparently

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Something imaginatively titled 'Boys Face', which was just a boy's er, face

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And finally, a dismembered foetus showing all the good stuff. Not sure why this was necessary it looked pretty grim I guess, foetal juice anyone?

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There was actually a bunch more foetuses there but they were real close to the desk where Reginald and Dorris were having a ball so I decided not to negate their fun by being a cunt and flaunting their no photography policy. Well not right in front of them anyway. Upstairs was some human surgery exhibit but the whole surgery thing kinda darks me out so I thought it best to just leave. Go check it out. Oh and it's free.

2 comments:

SHAR WAH! said...

i fucking LOVE THIS PLACE!

Bruce La Vrai said...

it's the best place ever. can we get leab and go together?