(left to right): Rodin’s sculpture “Left Hand of Eustache de St. Pierre” during the scanning process, photo by Matthew Hasel, Division of Clinical Anatomy, Stanford School of Medicine; Computer image created from the scan*; Inner anatomy*; Exterior scan and inner anatomy combined for an augmented reality view of the sculpture* *Render by Sarah Hegmann, Division of Clinical Anatomy, Stanford School of Medicine

Rodin’s hand sculptures diagnosed as part of exhibit

Eight of the 10 Rodin hand sculptures on display in a new exhibit have been diagnosed for malformations and diseases by a School of Medicine hand surgeon.

One of the sculptures has been “repaired” using virtual surgery by the techies in the school’s Division of Clinical Anatomy. And with the help of more digital wizardry, viewers can see virtual blood and bone in the bronze hands.

Inside Rodin’s Hands: Art, Technology and Surgery, which runs April 9 through Aug. 3 at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center, is a feat of interdisciplinary collaboration that celebrates the connection between sculptor Auguste Rodin’s fascination with the human form and medicine’s fascination with human anatomy.

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