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hoc est, corporis humani dissectionis...
1537. Woodcut. National Library of Medicine.
(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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