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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 head, pulled apart so that it looks mutilated. From Govard Bidloo, Ontleding des menschelyken lichaams... (Amsterdam, 1690). Copperplate engraving with etching. Artist: GĂ©rard de Lairesse.

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Ontleding des menschelyken lichaams...

Amsterdam, 1690. Copperplate engraving with etching. National Library of Medicine

Govard Bidloo

Gérard de Lairesse

The mutilation of the dissected face, and depiction of the nails and pins that serve as prosthetic aids to anatomical study, demonstrate Bidloo’s unsparing anatomical realism.

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