Bassett Collection (Human Anatomy)

The Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy is now available on the Stanford Lane Medical Library’s website.

This is an astounding collection of 1,547 photographs with accompanying sketches and descriptions. Information about the collection:

“David Lee Bassett (1913-1966) was awarded his MD by Stanford University School of Medicine in 1939. He began teaching in the Department of Anatomy at Stanford University School of Medicine in 1939 and later also taught anatomy at the University of Washington in Seattle. In 1948 Bassett met William B. Gruber, inventor of the Viewmaster system of stereoscopic imagery. Bassett and Gruber collaborated on a seventeen-year project of creating three-dimensional photographic images of human anatomy using innovations in dissection pioneered by Dr. Bassett.”

Any questions about permissions of use should be directed to Drew Bourn at dbourn@stanford.edu.

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