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Anatomia Carpi by Jacopo Berengario da Carpi open to show two pages. On the left page is a crude figure of a dissected man, left hand extended across his chest, with lines radiating from his body. On the right page a crude figure of a dissected man holds his flayed skin up near his shoulders exposing his muscles underneath.

Crude figure of a dissected man, left hand extended across his chest, with lines radiating from his body, from Jacopo Berengario da Carpi,  Anatomia Carpi. Isagoge breves perlucide ac uberime, in Anatomiam humani corporis... (Bologna, 1535). Woodcut.

Right page of Anatomia Carpi by Jacopo Berengario da Carpi featuring  a crude figure of a dissected man holds his flayed skin up near his shoulders exposing his muscles underneath.

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Anatomia Carpi. Isagoge breves perlucide ac uberime, in Anatomiam humani corporis...

Bologna, 1535. Woodcut. National Library of Medicine.

Jacopo Berengario da Carpi
(ca.1460-ca.1530)
[anatomist]

Berengario, an Italian surgeon and physician, refashioned the 14th-century anatomical treatise of Mondino de’Liuzzi for print publication. The illustrations give little anatomical detail, but visually represent the sense of wonder that attends the opening of the body.

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