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Dissection scene

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Title

Dissection scene

Subject

Dissection
Vesalius, Andreas, 1514-1564
Physicians
Book Illustrations

Description

Illustration attributed to Jan Stephan Kalkar, a student of Titian.--Cf. Choulant, L. Anatomic illustration, p. 170. Printed by Johannes Oporinus
Title page of De humani corporis fabrica.
Vesalius performs a dissection on a woman in a theater with a large crowd in attendance. The woman's abdominal cavity is opened. A skeleton holding a staff is raised above the body.
Title supplied by cataloger.

Creator

Calcar, Jan Stephan van, 1499-1546?

Source

De humani corporis fabrica is one the most influential books of anatomy. Andreas Vesalius’s text was famously illustrated by both detailed smaller sections of the body and full-body cadavers posed in the Italian countryside.
Original image in: Vesalius, Andreas, 1514-1564. De humani corporis fabrica (Basileae : Ex officina Joannis Oporini, anno salutis reparatae 1543. Mense Iunio), leaf a1r. ZAd 25 (Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia)

Publisher

Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Date

1543

Contributor

Oporinus, Joannes, 1507-1568

Identifier

ZAd_25.a1r

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

35 x 25 cm

Citation

Calcar, Jan Stephan van, 1499-1546?, “Dissection scene,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed January 17, 2021, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/2259.

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