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Hidden Beauty: Exploring the Aesthetics of Medical Science

Categorized as: Museums & Exhibits, Art & Galleries
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This collaborative project by a scientist and an artist from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine asks the viewer to consider the aesthetics of human disease, a dynamically powerful force of nature that acts without regard to race, religion, or culture. More than sixty medical science professionals present photographs of visually stunning patterns of different diseases affecting various areas of the human anatomy in this exhibition. Captured with a variety of imaging technology that range from spectral karyotyping to scanning electron microscopy, we see beauty in the delicate lacework of fungal hyphae invading a blood vessel, the structure of the normal cerebellum, and the desperate drive of metastasizing cancer cells.

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