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“Our Science and Art: Visualising the Human Body” was originally launched as a physical exhibition in September 2018. This exhibition looks at how advances in technology and in our knowledge of human anatomy have changed the ways we see (and see inside) the human body, and how this has impacted on medical and surgical care. Focusing in turn on medical illustration, microscopy, endoscopy, imaging techniques such as X-ray photography and ultrasonography, and modern digital visualisation, we can see how 5 centuries of scientific and artistic progress have enabled us to better picture the complex 3D body on the 2D page and screen. These technologies for visualisation have been key in disseminating and teaching anatomical knowledge, ultimately leading to better medicine and safer surgery.

This exhibition includes illustrations of human cadavers.