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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.

Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, the principle docter on the right, is painted to be explaining the anatomy of the hand. The musculature of the arm is illustrated by medical students are all gathered around the cadaver, with full focus on the professor.

The painting was commissioned by a few undergraduate students in the Unversity of Pennsylvania to honor anatomist and surgeon David Hayes Agnew on his retirement from teaching.The painting depicts Dr. Agnew performing surgery medical amphitheater…

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.

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According to the London Science Museum, "Pierre Francois Lacenaire (1800-36) was a notorious French killer. He was executed by guillotine in March 1836. A plaster copy was made of his head after his death. This was collected by Dr Gachet (1828-1909),…

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

Picture of the inside of a dissecting room depicting the chaos of multiple people crammed into one room conducting multiple dissections

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.


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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…

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’…
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