Lines of Thought: Understanding Anatomy

09 Sep 2016

A hand-coloured copy of Vesalius’ 1543 Epitome – one of the most influential works in western medicine – and the first written record of a dissection carried out in England are among the objects in our latest film celebrating Lines of Thought at Cambridge University Library.

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Craniotomy of the skull.

The body snatchers: corpse and effect

30 Oct 2012

Corpses sold for dissection by body snatchers helped improve understanding of how the human body worked, according to a new book that brings together archaeological evidence from their remains.

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