History of Anatomical Illustrations is a 10–12 grade class resource for students to examine selected anatomical illustrations created by anatomists and artists of the Western world during the past 500 years. Students examine these images to gain insights and to consider the science and art in the study of human anatomy.
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History of Anatomical Illustrations

Anatomy is the science that studies the structure of the body. This health topic page in MedlinePlus provides reliable and trusted online resources that offer descriptions and pictures of the human body's parts and organ systems from head to toe.
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MedlinePlus: Anatomy

Historical Anatomies on the Web offers access to high quality images from important anatomical atlases in the Library's collection. The selected images, not the entire books, are primarily for their historical and artistic significance, with priority placed upon the earliest and/or the best edition in the collection.
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Historical Anatomies on the Web

Andreas Vesalius, considered as the founder of modern anatomy, had profoundly changed human anatomy and impacted medicine. This article provides insights into the life, anatomical work, and achievements of Andreas Vesalius.
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Andreas Vesalius: Celebrating 500 years of dissecting nature

The University of Padua sits at a distant background on one of the woodcut illustrations in De Humani Corporis Fabrica… by Andreas Vesalius. This article explores the history of the University of Padua Medical School which played a fundamental role in the history of medicine.
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Origin and development of modern medicine at the University of Padua and the role of the “Serenissima” Republic of Venice

Medical education and anatomy always have been a part of the evolution of societies and their approaches to illness and treating disease. This article provides a historical review of the evolution of anatomy from antiquity to present and beyond.
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From papyrus leaves to bioprinting and virtual reality: history and innovation in anatomy

The invention of the printing press in the fifteenth century—and the cascade of print technologies that followed—helped to inspire a new spectacular science of anatomy, and new spectacular visions of the body. Anatomical imagery proliferated, detailed and informative but also whimsical, surreal, beautiful, and grotesque—a dream anatomy that reveals as much about the outer world as it does the inner self.
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Timeline of Anatomy and Printing