Snapshot: Mayo Clinic’s “Transparent Man”

On the Rochester campus, an eerie figure stands for medical education
The "Transparent Man" was used in the Chicago World's Fair in 1933
The “Transparent Man” was used in the Chicago World’s Fair in 1933

Courtesy of Mayo Clinic

The skin is made of cellon, a glassy material through which folks at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair could ogle every vein, organ, and bone of the “Transparent Man.” The Mayo Clinic paid $10,000 (over $200,000 today) to build this life-size model. Now on the Rochester campus, it is a kind of patron saint of medical education.

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