Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation
From Johannes de Ketham's book, Fasciculus medicinae, Per Cesarem Arrivabenum, Venice, 1522. In this pre-Vesalian "Anatomy", the red-robed physician is seated on-high, above the stench, and delivers the anatomical dogma according to Galen. An assistant points to various parts and the barber-surgeon performs the dissection. When the dissected parts differed from the ancient writ, the corpse was declared defective and without further use.
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