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The brains of dissected heads. Photolithograph, 1940, after a woodcut, 1543.

  • Vesalius, Andreas, 1514-1564.
Date
1940
Reference
24506i
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Description

The second and third of a series of woodcuts from the seventh book of De humani corporis fabrica libri septem, that like the muscles plates of book II, show a progressive dissection, in this case of a head, the top half of the skull of which has been sawed off. The head in profile is seen with the cerebral dura mater drawn back and in the woodcut below, the cerebral hemispheres have been divided at the falx cerebri, which has been spread out over the left cerebral hemisphere

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Bern : Dr A. Wander, 1940.

Physical description

1 print : photolithograph

Lettering

Secunda septimi libri figura.

References note

J. B. de C. M. Saunders and C. D. O'Malley, The illustrations from the works of Andreas Vesalius of Brussels, Cleveland and New York, 1950, pp. 188-189, pl. 67
H. Cushing, A bio-bibliography of Andreas Vesalius, 2nd ed., Hamden, Conn. and London 1962, pp. 75-88, no. VI.A.-1

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The illustration below is described as: Tertia septimi libri figura.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 24506i

Reproduction note

The originals: are the second and third woodcut illustrations from book VII of the De humani corporis fabrica libri septem of Andreas Vesalius, published in 1543. The head in profile appears on p. 606 and the head below, on p. 607

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