Monday, September 22, 2014

anatomy drawing

The Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus
Birmingham, 1774. Copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine.

William Hunter

Jan van Riemsdyk
(fl. 1750-1788)
An eminent anatomist and obstetrician, Hunter confined himself to a specific topic (late pregnancy) and "subject" (the dissection of a woman who died near the end of term). Illustrations that represent only "what was actually seen," Hunter argued, will carry "the mark of truth" and be "almost as infallible as the object itself."


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