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Part 2 Cushing.jpg
From the Yale Library of Medicine, this drawing depicts a traumatic brain injury operation on cerebral cortex

A detailed diagram of the complete anatomy of the upper portion of the human body, from about chest level to the middle of the head.

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Illustration of the muscles of the head that allows for facial expressions and movement of the face. An early depiction of this is beneficial for researchers in the future and helps us see the depth of knowledge they had of head anatomy.

A picture from surgical anatomy text from the 18th century.

This is an image of multiple heads drawn in different styles. These drawings were used for studies and references for future pieces

The image portrays in detail the muscles of the neck, tongue, jaw. The dissections were prepared by Jacques-Fran̨cois Duverney, a Parisian surgeon and demonstrator of anatomy and surgery at the Jardin du Roy.


Daft Jamie.jpg
This is a portrait of James Wilkinson also known as "Daft Jamie." Wilkinson was a victim of Burke and Hare. He was "burked" in Hare's boarding house, and then Burke and Hare sold Wilkinson's body to Dr. Knox for his dissections.

This shows an 18th-century engraving of the head and brain, created by Jan Wandelaar, who was famous at the time period for creating engravings of human anatomy as well as nature. This image gives an understanding for us today of the depth of…

Three heads phrenological traits.jpg
The image shows three examples of phrenologic traits associated with insanity. On the left is a mentally defective person, and in the middle is a mad woman. The final sketching is of French murderer P.F. Lacenaire.

Gall, Eustache and Chauffron.jpg
Phrenological chart of Gall, Eustache, and Chauffron. Gall was a German anatomist and physiologist who created phrenology. According to the Wellcome Library, Eustache was a "a slave from the Dominican republic who came to be awarded a 'prize for…
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