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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 dissected man shows the viewer his innards, cropped, from Giulio Casserio, Tabulae Anatomicae (Venice, 1627). Copperplate engraving. Artist: Odoardo Fialetti.

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Tabulae Anatomicae...

Venice, 1627. Copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine.

Giulio Casserio
(ca. 1552-1616)
[anatomist]

Odoardo Fialetti
[artist]

Some of Casserio’s plates stage a not-so-subtle flirtation. Here the model coyly hides behind a veil of his own body tissue as he bares his innards.



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