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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.

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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.

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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…
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