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19th Century

Color, lithography, and other new techniques demonstrated in these works contribute to the advancement of the art and science of anatomy.

FYFE, Andrew.

A System of the Anatomy of the Human Body. Edinburgh: J. Pillians & sons, 1805-6.

Andrew Fyfe (1754-1824) was an extra-academic demonstrator of dissection at Edinburgh University where he won awards for his drawings.

HUNTER, William.

Anatomia Uteri Humani Gravidi Tabulis Illustrata . . . London: Lumley, [1818]

William Hunter (1718-1783) was one of the first men-midwives in England, a role that was not well received by midwives or physicians. Despite his training as a physician and surgeon, he became one of the most successful accouchers in the area. He attended at least one of the deliveries of the wife of King George III.

His practice and anatomical knowledge became part of the early practice of obstetrics. He gave lectures and demonstrations throughout his career. Some of the illustrations in the text displayed are life-size and one source refers to them as "artistically perfect."

ELLIS, George Viner and G.H. Ford.

Illustrations of Dissections in a Series of Original Color Plates. London: Walton, 1867.

Ellis and Ford's text of exceptionally well-done lithography includes several impressive color plates.

BRAUNE, Christian Wilhem.

Topographisch-Anatomischer Atlas. Leipzig: Veit, 1872.

The text on display is considered a classic work of Christian Braune's (1831-1892). He developed a special technique that involved freezing specimens. Braune represented three planes of the body in this work by first drawing on tracing paper laid over a thin layer of ice covering the delineated structure.

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