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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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Colored figure of a man, showing his front, saluting with his hand hip, showing skeletal structure, cropped, from Bartolomeo Eustachi, Romanae archetypae tabulae anatomicae novis (Rome, 1783). Hand colored copperplate engraving. Artist: Giulio deā€™Musi

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Romanae archetypae tabulae anatomicae novis...

Rome, 1783. Hand colored copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine.

Bartolomeo Eustachi
(d. 1574)

Giulio de’Musi

While contemporaries praised Eustachi’s anatomy for its accuracy, his plates do not depict any specific dissection. The figures are posed to entertain and divert the reader as well as to instruct.

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