History of Medicine
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Romanae archetypae tabulae anatomicae novis...
Rome, 1783. Hand colored copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine.
A skeleton jauntily points to the top of the page. Its pelvis is fused to the top of a columnar pedestal, metaphorically suggesting the structural functions of hips and legs. The quartet of giant eyeballs and colorization are 18th-century additions.
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