“Simple recipes with over 1,200 vibrant, full-color illustrations provide step-by-step directions that use readily available ingredients.”
It sounds like a description of a cookbook, and perhaps in some ways, it is – but to be clear, this is a quote from the back cover of Medical Moulage :How to Make Your Simulations Come Alive.
Medical moulage is the practice of creating anatomical molds and mock injuries – dating back at least as far back as the Renaissance, and currently used to train EMTs and other medical and military personnel. (And presumably, in a less serious mission, to make realistic special effects for theatre and film.) If you’re interested, there’s a website for the Zurich Museum of Moulage at http://www.moulagen.ch/Typolight/index.php. (But be prepared for what you’ll be seeing – even fake wounds aren’t pretty.)
A specialized and fascinating field, but one without much supporting text until now. Medical Moulage :How to Make Your Simulations Come Alive is currently available in store or you can order it for delivery to your door through our virtual bookstore.