New book artistically encourages people to get to know about medical conditions.

Hidden Beauty: Exploring The Aesthetics Of Medical Science by Norman Barker and Christine Lacobuzio-Donahue at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine displays 113 blown-up images of deadly diseases under microscopes.

The images portray viruses such as hepatitis B, bone disease osteoporosis and cirrhosis of the liver in an extraordinarily and unexpectedly beautiful way. The diseases were captured by using various methods such as karyotyping, MRI and scanning electron microscopy.

The authors specialize in the study of art as applied to medicine, and hope that the images will make people more aware of the featured diseases and how they affect the body.

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