Tagged: anatomy

First total penis and scrotum transplant

The first US penis transplant was successfully performed in 2016. Last year, a uterus transplant recipient gave birth for the first time in the US. Now, doctors at Johns Hopkins University have successfully transplanted an entire penis and scrotum to...

How to slice a human body

The 19th century saw major advances in the practice of surgery. In 1750, the anatomist John Hunter described it as “a humiliating spectacle of the futility of science”; yet, over the next 150 years...

About the human eye

The human eye, the organ responsible for the sense of sight, is a very complex structure. We use our vision in almost every activity, so the eye is a most important organ. How vision works...

Dissected human nervous system

The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, sensory organs, and all of the nerves that connect these organs with the rest of the body. Together, these organs are responsible for the control...

How is brain surgery performed?

Dr. Greg Foltz of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute describes the routine and frequency of brain surgery. Computer brain mapping produces a three-dimensional image of a patient’s brain. Once inside, physical mapping occurs. A precise...