Historical anatomies – Anatomy in history

Sometimes, the Internet is not at all about new technologies but a way to reach old ones and old science. This is what happens when you visit Historical anatomies on the web, a quietly presented web site showing us reproductions of anatomical atlases from the US National Library of Medicine’s collection.

This is all about the way anatomy was taught and shown in the past centuries (from 15th Century in Iran or Japan, to German 19th Century). Most of these documents are extremely beautiful, some are very interesting and all are a nice testament to the ingenuity of medecine in the history of our world.

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Cousin, Jehan, Livre de pourtraiture (Paris: 1608).

The US National Library of Medicine is located in Bethesda, MD.