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Exposing the secrets of the human body

Scientists, artists, and philosophers have long turned to the study of anatomy to reveal the hidden workings of human nature. But when you strip away the flesh, what do you find? Anatomists across the centuries have laid bare their own understanding of what it means to be human.

By Amelia Soth

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Amelia Soth

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Amelia lives in Chicago and writes the column ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ for JSTOR Daily.