Medicine: The Sickest Jewelry

For the man who has had everything out, the thoughtful gift is obvious: cuff links set with brightly colored, plastic-encased models of his stone-laden gall bladder or ulcer-ravaged duodenum. Creator of "The World's Sickest Looking Jewelry'' is Dr. Robert G. Zach, a Monroe, Wis. radiologist who is convinced, after years of peering at tangled viscera on X-ray plates, that beauty is not only all around him but inside him. Taking inspiration from the delicately twined tubes, sacs and ducts he photographed, Zach set to work with a dentist's drill and clear plastic,...

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