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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 woman shows the viewer her womb, which is dissected so the flaps look like flower petals. Cropped, from Giulio Casserio, De formato foetu... (Frankfurt, 1631). Copperplate engraving. Artist: Odoardo Fialetti.

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De formato foetu...

Frankfurt, 1631. Copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine.

Giulio Casserio
(ca. 1552-1616)

Odoardo Fialetti

In Adriaan van Spiegel

The plates for Casserio’s theatrum anatomicum were printed after his death in works attributed to him and his pupil Adriaan van Spiegel. Here, a pregnant woman is dissected so that the flaps resemble petals of a flower, with the baby at the center.

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