History of Medicine
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De Humani Corporis Fabrica...
Basel, 1543. Woodcut. National Library of Medicine.
Stephen van Calcar and the Workshop of Titian
Anatomical representation makes the insides of our bodies visible and familiar, but also reveals a strangeness, an otherness. In dramatizing the dissected body, Vesalius contributed to a new visual iconography of monstrosity.
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