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Dome at dusk: Dissecting the history of anatomical books

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State Library Victoria, Dome Galleries, Level 4

328 Swanston St

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Learn the surprising origins of illustrated anatomical studies in this talk in the World of the book exhibition. See how they were influenced by early modern attitudes towards art, eroticism and science.

Humans have been fascinated by our own bodies for millennia. By the 16th century, printing technology combined with advances in the practice of dissection – using human corpses rather than animals – to produce some of the key illustrated anatomical studies that form the foundation of modern medical knowledge.

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Image: Charles Estienne, De dissectione partium corporis humani [On the dissection of parts of the human body], Paris, Simonem Colinaeum, 1545, Rare Books Collection, State Library Victoria


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