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Anatomiae, hoc est, corporis humani dissectionis...

Marburg, 1537. Woodcut. National Library of Medicine.

Johannes Eichmann
(also known as Dryander)


Dryander, a German professor of anatomy, revised the works of Berengario and Mondino. Here, a torso serves as an anatomical coat of arms. The phrase "INEVITABILE FATUM" (inevitable fate) links the illustration to the iconography of death: the dissected body and skeleton remind us of our mortality.


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