Historical anatomical drawings

Thursday, February 16, 2012
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These are examples of anatomical drawings from the 15th through the 19th centuries. The majority of them are Western, but there are a few that are Middle Eastern or Asian. The variety of methods they use to pose and present their subjects is fascinating, but it must have been grim work. 

There are 25 more drawings after the jump. The drawings are all taken from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Historical Anatomies on the Web website which has many more of the illustrations, grouped by the book they are taken from.




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