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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…

Death Mask of William Burke.jpg
A plaster mold of the head of William Burke after his public execution in 1829 for the "anatomy murders." Burke was named by his accomplices as the head of the body-snatching, black-market trade that supplied the Edinburgh's medical school with…

cranial nerves.jpg
A wet specimen of cranial nerves, preserved in spirits, maintained and donated by Dr. Charles Bell (1774-1842).

kane hogg.jpg
A contemporary artist's gothic, chiaroscuro rendering of the plaster-cast head of James Hogg, Scottish author of The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner(1824).

Dr_Deijman’s_Anatomy_Lesson_(fragment),_by_Rembrandt (1).jpg
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.

Head and Brain Model.jpg
An 18th-century wax model of the human head cut axially to reveal the internal structure of the brain. This model is part of a collection of wax models at the Javier Puerta Museum of Anatomy, at the Faculty of Medicine of the Complutense University…

An engraving of both the eye and the structure of the eye and optic nerves from A Complete Physico-Medical and Churugical on the Human Eye and the Demonstration of Natural Vision.Sight as one of the five senses has been noted to be of vital…

Mary Toft.jpg
Mary Toft and her husband Joshua tricks the doctors that Mary had given birth to rabbits. Hogarth created this etching as a satire on the religious fanaticism around the scandal.

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