Orthopaedic Surgical Anatomy Teaching Collection
Owning Institution: University of Southern California Digital Library
About this CollectionThe images in this collection were collected over the long career of Irving Rehman, Ph.D., who taught anatomy as a faculty member at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine, at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, and at Orthopaedic Hospital in Los Angeles where he last used the collection for residency training. The original collection consisted of 16,000 photographs and illustrations of human anatomy dissections maintained in 3-ring binders. Some of those images are 35 mm slides, and others are photographic plates printed on paper. Dr. Rehman photographed dissections of fresh cadavers while a former Deputy Coroner and Forensic Anatomist with the Los Angeles County Department of the Coroner. Since these dissections were performed on cadavers before embalming, the color is much more realistic than in a typical dissected image. During his years in San Diego, Dr. Rehman hired Helen Barker to draw anatomical illustrations, which are included in this collection. The images focus on anatomical areas of interest to an orthopaedic surgeon. Chadwick F. Smith, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon, collaborated with Dr. Rehman for many years in using these images for training materials for orthopaedic residents and others. Dr. Smith adds the orthopaedic surgeon perspective to the collection.
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