History of Medicine
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Frankfurt, 1656. Copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine
This clumsy frontispiece features five notable anatomists posed around a cadaver. In the center of the picture, the image of the Earth, with the continent of "America" visible, signifies that the anatomized body is a "New World," and dissection a voyage of discovery.