Intricate Glass Model of Human Body is a Breathtaking Medical Teaching Tool

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Image: Garry McLeod

Proving that art and science aren’t mutually exclusive, Gary Farlow’s team at Farlow’s Scientific Glassblowing reproduces breathtaking anatomically correct glass models of the human body.

These intricate glass sculptures are used for teaching in medical training, able to simulate blood flow, demonstrate new surgical tools and teach placement of catheters and angioplasty devices.

Image: Garry McLeod

“We do almost every part of the body,” Farlow tells Wired. “It can take a pretty artistic mind to make some of these things.”

The arteries, veins and capillaries are shaped individually are fused together. Replicating a full human body though can get pricey, but if you have $25,000, it’d make for a great talking piece.

Check out the full gallery at Wired.

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