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Skeleton of a boy sitting on the 'D' of 'Dream', from Francesco Bertinatti, Elementi di anatomia fisiologica applicata alle belle arti figurative (Turin, 1837-39).  Artist: Mecco Leone. Lithograph
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Isagogae breves per lucidae by Jacopo Berengario da Carpi open to show two pages. On the left page is an illustration of a skeleton standing facing front with its arms stretched out to its right. On the right page is an illustration of a keleton standing with its back showing holding a skull in each upraised hand.

Isagogae breves per lucidae by Jacopo Berengario da Carpi featuring an illustration of a skeleton standing facing front with its arms stretched out to its right.

Isagogae breves per lucidae by Jacopo Berengario da Carpi featuring an illustration of a keleton standing with its back showing holding a skull in each upraised hand.

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Isagogae breves per lucidae ac uberrimae in Anatomiam human corporis...

Bologna, 1523. Woodcut. National Library of Medicine.

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

Berengario, who is said to have dissected hundreds of bodies, here presents and comments on the anatomy of Galen (ca. 130–ca. 200 A.D.), Mondino de’Liuzzi (d. 1326) and others. The crude, anatomically inaccurate illustrations borrow liberally from medieval death iconography.

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