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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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A young man with eyes closed, his chest skin and breast plate removed to show his heart. From Francis Sibson, Medical anatomy... (London, 1869). Chromolithograph. Artist: William Fairland.

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Medical anatomy...

London, 1869. Chromolithograph. National Library of Medicine.

Francis Sibson
(1814-1876)
[anatomist]

William Fairland
(fl. mid-1800s)
[artist]

Sibson argued that anatomical illustrations are misleading because preservative injections and the dissection itself change the relative position of parts. This double illustration is intended to show a true picture of the dead body alongside an imaginative reconstruction of the same interior in a living body.



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