A torso, dissected to reveal the liver, stomach and intestines. Photolithograph, 1940, after a woodcut, 1543, after A. Vesalius.
- Vesalius, Andreas, 1514-1564.
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One of series of similar woodcut illustrations in the fifth book of De humani corporis fabrica libri septem in which classical torsi are used as settings to display the anatomy of the abdomen. This is an allusion to classical antiquity that plays on the conceit of dissected stone. Vesalius notes that in preparation for the drawing of this particular image, the ribs were broken and retracted for a less restricted view. The broken ends of these ribs are visible in the woodcut
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