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La Specola Anatomical Waxworks & Body Horror [Mar. 7th, 2008|01:26 pm]
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wieselkind
An interesting Article my tutor found and sent me connecting the Anatomical Waxworks at La Specola to the horror film tradition.


"Surprising origins
Florentine 18th-century wax anatomical models as inspiration for Italian horror

Drawing from feminist-oriented psychoanalytic theories of the horror film as well as the socio-cultural analysis of horror myths, Annette Burfoot reveals the extent to which 18th-century life-size wax models of the female body in various states of dissection—still on display in a Florentine museum, La Specola—"provides the basis for various principles of horror.""

http://www.kinoeye.org/02/09/burfoot09.php

and some links about La Specola

Univeristy of Toronto
http://individual.utoronto.ca/twix/anatomy/eighteenth.htm

Tourism
http://www.museumsinflorence.com/musei/museum_of_natural_history.html

Official home page
http://www.pd.astro.it/museo/PagineInglesi/index.htm

Photos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/numlok/sets/670488/


X-posted to Dark Victoria, Hospital X, ax_wound, kawaii noir, museum geeks, wonder_cabinet, Victorian Goths, maddoctorfetish and medical_fetish.

Eat your heart out von Hagens ;)
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(no subject) [Oct. 7th, 2006|06:17 pm]
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strwbryshurie
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hi! [Aug. 4th, 2006|02:56 pm]
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scarlettsin
[mood |frustratedfrustrated]
[music |killing joke - love like blood]

i'm new here,and i am trying to find a abandoned hospital to go and tour near north carolina if not in north carolina.

any suggestions?
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(no subject) [Jun. 6th, 2006|12:34 pm]
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vodkacrumble
found this community through a nursing community, thought you would all enjoy this club in Melbourne, Australia - The Croft Institute

i haven't been there yet, but the next time i'm in Melbourne I'm THERE. i <3 the creepiness of it all.

there's a bed trolley in the girls' toilets, looks suspiciously like the morgue trolley at work...
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(no subject) [Mar. 11th, 2006|07:42 pm]
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reki_san
love i love old hospitals i got a fixation for them and they're keys
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A Link to a site of abandoned hospitals & more [Jan. 22nd, 2006|11:18 am]
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kaleidoscopian
http://oboylephoto.com/ruins/index.htm
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The moderator returns [Nov. 30th, 2005|10:25 pm]
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drellakowalski
[mood |bouncybouncy]

Now much to offer from Prague except these...

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Found in an antique shop just down the road from the old wounded veterans home (pics in my journal if anyone's interested!)
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Awesome link! [Jul. 9th, 2005|12:13 am]
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drellakowalski
[mood |awake]
[music |The Warrior's Code - DKM]

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT UNITED STATES ARMY IN WORLD WAR II

Some great images linked at the bottom of the page too!

X-posted up the wazooo.
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Eeep [Jun. 22nd, 2005|03:55 pm]
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drellakowalski
[mood |crappycrappy]

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Treatments for flat feet, 1950s.
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