Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Jean-Baptist Andre Gautier D’Agoty

  • Anatomy plates: More shocking than useful

    Jacques Fabien Gautier D’Agoty (1716–1785) was born in Marseilles and learned color printing in Frankfurt while working for Jacob Christoph Le Blond, the man who had invented this process. Perhaps anticipating his later conduct, D’Agoty claimed after Le Blond’s death to have made this invention himself. Moving to Paris in 1736, he had the idea…