Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Dream Anatomy

Dream Anatomy, an online exhibit from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, showcases the library's collection of anatomical drawings, models, and prints.

I remember the first time I saw a 16th-century copy of Vesalius' De Humani Corporis Fabrica (1543) in real life — it was so beautiful and so sturdy that I couldn't believe it wasn't a reproduction. If you ever have the chance to see one of these early anatomical texts in person, take it. For now, just enjoy this digital treasure trove.

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