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Handmaidens of anatomy

Elisabeth Brander St. Louis, Missouri, United States   Fig. 1 Frontispiece of De humani corporis fabrica. Andreas Vesalius. De humani corporis fabrica. Basel: Johannes Oporinus, 1543. Image Credit: Bernard Becker Medical Library. Some of the most well-known images in the history of anatomy are the woodcut écorché figures that appear in Andreas Vesalius’s De humani […]

Bidloo and Ruysch: anatomy and art in the 17th century Netherlands

Elisabeth Brander St. Louis, Missouri, United States   Fig 1.Still Life with Lobster and Fruit, c. 1650. Abraham van Beyeren The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Of the many distinguished anatomists who worked in the Netherlands during the European Enlightenment, Frederick Ruysch and Govard Bidloo were the two most remarkable. They were contemporaries and aware of […]