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Image of the Week: Bassett dissection of the eye

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This is an image from the Bassett Collection, the definitive dissection collection available to the public. The collection was the product of a 17-year collaboration between David Bassett, a School of Medicine alumnus and faculty member known for his elegant dissections and love for the human body, and William Gruber, the photographer who invented the View-Master stereoscopic viewing device.

In this dissection, the sclera and cornea have been cut away on the medial side of a right eye to display the anterior chamber, iris, ciliary body and outer surface of the choroid.

Select Basset images are available from the Stanford Medicine Flickr photo stream. The entire collection is also available from the medical school's Lane Medical Library.

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