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Harvard medical school and the body snatchers

Kevin R. Loughlin Boston, Massachusetts, USA   Figure 1: Woodcut illustration from Fasciculus medicinae (1491) depicting a Lector, Ostensor, and Sector during a dissection Their silhouettes surely would have been seen against the backdrop of a moonlit night in 1796 as they entered the North Burying Ground in Boston. Their hearts were likely filled with […]

Mondino de’ Liuzzi

Anna Lantz Stockholm, Sweden Fascicolo di medicina. 1493. Hagströmer Medico-Historical Library, Karolinska Institutet.     Mondino de’ Liuzzi (c. 1270-1326), or Mondino, was a professor of practical medicine at the University of Bologna, where he introduced human anatomy and dissection, a subject that had not been taught in Europe since antiquity. During the dissections, Mondino […]