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william hogarth  the four stages of cruelty_ the reward of cruelty 1 february 1751.jpg
The subject, Nero, has been hanged for his crimes. His body has been donated to anatomists for public dissections. A crowd gathers as surgeons take him apart. The dominating figure above oversees the spectacle, his role as chief surgeon or high judge…

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Shows Dr. Deijman executing a brain dissection of a criminal along with his assistant. The painting uses the tecnique "foreshortening" in order to let the audience experience as if they were standing at the foot of the disection table.

Act 1 scene 4 king Richard III, Burke and Hare debating murder, No 5 of second series, Noxiana series of satires

This lady is dressed in Regency clothing typical of the first half of the 1800s. She is skilfully created out of wax. She is half woman, half skeleton. The statue may have been made for one of three reasons: a darkly comic novelty, a ‘memento mori’…

Blog about the view of a female skeleton during the 18th century in comparison to male skeletons.

An anatomical image using some watercolor depicting the interior of the groin, mainly of the muscles.

omika week two.jpeg
During the age where dissection of criminals was becoming legalized many books such as "A Description of the Body of Man" in which this piece was realized were surfacing.

According to the Wellcome Collection, "The Oxford English dictionary defines 'pitch-plaster' as 'A dressing containing pitch, used as a depilatory. Also: a dressing containing Burgundy pitch, used in the treatment of chest and rheumatic disorders'…

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This object is a modern facial goniometer that measures the skull. Skull mesuresments were used to assume certain chacteristics based on the principles of phrenology. This object is accompied by a worksheet intended for 8th or 9th grade students to…
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