Mid-twentieth-century anatomical transparencies and the depiction of three-dimensional form.


Before the advent of digital visualization, the "anatomical transparency"--layered images of organ systems, printed on a transparent medium--flourished in the mid-twentieth century as an interactive means to represent complex anatomical relationships to medical professionals and lay audiences. This article introduces the transparency work of medical illustrators Gladys McHugh and Ernest W. Beck, situating it in the historical context of strategies to represent three-dimensional anatomical relationships using print media.

DOI: 10.1002/ca.21028

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@article{Wall2010MidtwentiethcenturyAT, title={Mid-twentieth-century anatomical transparencies and the depiction of three-dimensional form.}, author={Shelley Wall}, journal={Clinical anatomy}, year={2010}, volume={23 8}, pages={915-21} }