Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Thanks to Todd Welch for the heads-up on this site.  If you need a review of head and neck anatomy, and which of us doesn’t………..visit the Bassett Collection.

Head anatomy and vasular imaging

Image by Patrick J. Lynch via Flickr

David Lee Bassett (1913-1966) was awarded his MD by Stanford
University School of Medicine
in 1939. He began teaching in the
Department of
Anatomy at Stanford University School
of Medicine in 1939 and later also taught anatomy at the University of
Washington in
. In 1948
Bassett met William B. Gruber, inventor
of the Viewmaster system of stereoscopic imagery. Bassett and Gruber
on a
seventeen-year project of creating
three-dimensional photographic images of human anatomy using innovations
in dissection
pioneered by Dr. Bassett.

Three artists developed detailed line
drawings based on the photographs: Ruth Ogren, Harriet O’Neill, and
Lorene Segal. 1,547
photographic images
and accompanying drawings were compiled
into a 24-volume Stereoscopic Atlas of Human Anatomy, completed in
1962. The images
this collection are derived from the
Atlas project.

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