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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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Three Dutch anatomists, wearing black clothes with white collars, pose sitting around a table which has on it a dissected cadaver. From Giulio Casserio, Anatomische Tafeln... (Frankfurt, 1656). Copperplate engraving.

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Anatomische Tafeln...

Frankfurt, 1656. Copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine

Giulio Casserio
(ca. 1552-1616)

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.

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