Humani Corporis Fabrica...
1543. Woodcut. National Library of Medicine.
van Calcar and the Workshop of Titian
Vesalius dissects a cadaver in the center of a crowded anatomical
theater, while Death hovers over the scene. Before De Fabrica, depictions
of dissection had the anatomist presiding at some distance from
the cadaver, while lower ranking barber-surgeons did the dirty work
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