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Dr. Blockhead’s victory: up there, down here

Angela Belli, PhD St. John’s University, Queens, New York, United States The iconic image of the prizefighter raising his hands above his head in a gesture of victory is given life in Flannery O’Connor’s The Enduring Chill.1 He appears not as a heavyweight champion of the world but as a country doctor. The main character […]

Andreas Vesalius’ audience speaks out

Angela Belli Queens, New York, United States (Winter 2014)   Andreas Vesalius’ The Fabric of the Human Body marks not only a milestone in medical history but, by virtue of its extraordinary illustrations, offers ample evidence of medicine and art complementing each other. The frontispiece of the work depicting an audience witnessing a dissection performed […]