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Medical Anatomy by Sibson and Fairland

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London, 1869. Chromolithograph. National Library of Medicine.

Francis Sibson

William Fairland
(fl. mid-1800s)

Sibson argued that anatomical illustrations are misleading because preservative injections and the dissection itself change the relative position of parts. This double illustration is intended to show a true picture of the dead body alongside an imaginative reconstruction of the same interior in a living body.


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