How the brain is removed during an autopsy:
- The medical examiner uses an electric Stryker saw to cut through the skull. This creates a cap of skull that can be pulled off to reveal the brain.
- When this portion of the skull is pulled away, the dura, or soft tissue that covers the brain, is also removed.
- With the brain exposed, the examiner severs the tissue that connects the brain to the spinal cord.
- The tentorium (a membrane connecting the cerebellum and its occipital lobes) is also severed so that the examiner can easily remove the brain from the skull for further examination.
La Autopsia or also known as “Anatomy of the Heart” by
Spanish painter, Enrique Simonet, 1890.
The professor holds the woman’s heart and a scalpel.
Was previously called “And She Had a Heart!” until the painter changed it to “Anatomy of the Heart.”
Lexicon, by Canadian artist Maskull Lasserre (what a lovely name!). I’m obsessed with his artwork. Using a mechanical press on stacked newspapers, he carved a human spine and ribcage. Beautiful.
Canadian artist Maskull Lasserre.
I love the bird wing hangers. The detail in the axe is also amazing. He carves skeletal structures, such as skulls, spines, ribs, and so on into materials like wood and paper.