The anatomy of human bodies

These images are all taken from The Anatomy of Human Bodies published in 1698.  The level of detail and skilled execution of the images reveal a depth of sophistication in the early modern understanding of human anatomy which might be surprising. Click on the images to enlarge them.

Head

 
 
 

Brain

 
 
 

Eyes

 
 
 

 Back muscles

 
 
 

 Intestines

 
 
 

Penis

 
 
 

Urethra

 
 
 

 Pregnant Woman

 
 
 

Foetus

 
 
 

 Skeleton 

 
 
 

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  • March 7, 2010 - 11:16 am | Permalink

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  • Anonymous
    March 6, 2010 - 12:49 pm | Permalink

    I have just had lunch and now do not feel well!

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