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De humani corporis fabrica librorum epitome. English
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De humani corporis fabrica librorum epitome. English
Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564)
Cambridge, Mass.: M.I.T. Press, [1969, c. 1949]

In addition to De Fabrica, Vesalius also published the Epitome, intended as a guide to his larger work. He designed the illustrations to be cut, colored, and placed for interactive learning about the parts of the body.

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De Humani Corporis Fabrica
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De Humani Corporis Fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body)
Andreas Vesalius (1514–1564)
Basel: 1543
Gift of the Burndy Library

The woodcut illustrations in Vesalius’s textbook De Fabrica revolutionized the teaching of anatomy and remained influential for generations.

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Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 1861–65
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The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 1861–65
United States Surgeon General's Office
Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1870–88

The U. S. Surgeon General’s multi-volume Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, printed between 1870 and 1888, used almost every graphic process available at the time. Pictorial technology was changing rapidly, and numerous techniques were used to produce the highest quality illustrations on time and under budget. In addition to traditional wood engravings, steel engravings, and lithographs, the book featured new photomechanical processes.

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Anatomy: Descriptive and Applied. Part IV, Neurology and Organs of the Senses
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Anatomy: Descriptive and Applied. Part IV, Neurology and Organs of the Senses
Henry Gray (1825–1861)
Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1913

Gray’s Anatomy, revised and reprinted in numerous editions since 1858, is the standard in anatomical textbooks.

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Human Body
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The Human Body
Jonathan Miller (b. 1934)
Designed by David Pelham, illustrated by Harvey Willcock, engineered by Vic Duppa-White and David Rosendale
New York: Viking Press, 1983
Gift of Daniel J. Mason

Pop-up illustrations require complicated paper engineering to show the body in three-dimensional constructions.

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