Joanna Ebenstein over at Morbid Anatomy writes:
Grab your red/blue 3D glasses and head over to Flickr to check out a few of master wax-worker Clemente Susini’s (1757-1814) anatomical waxes in 3D (!!!), compliments of Stanford Medicine’s newly released series of anaglyphs. Robert Chase, MD, along with a team of many others, have produced 3D stereo photos of Susini waxes held at the Museo delle Cere Anatomiche Luigi Cattaneo and made 6 of them available for public perusal on their Flickr page. This is a curious development; it adds to Stanford Medical School’s already rich and idiosyncratic Flickr collection, and suggests to me that they might be trying to produce a series of “classic 3D anatomy” products, perhaps to compete with the virtual 3D anatomy software packages dominating the contemporary educational market.
Theses 6 images, taken in 2007, mark the launch of a larger program (that will include, one supposes, many more images to be made available, and at a cost) and will be launched later this year. The purported goal of the project is to”bring these waxworks to a larger audience that includes medical students and art enthusiasts alike.”