Annual Display of Rare Anatomical Texts

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, Becker Library’s Archives and Rare Books Division will host the Annual Display of Rare Anatomical Texts. The exhibition is a unique opportunity to see a selection of spectacular medical works dating from the Renaissance to the 20th century up close. This event is free and open to the public – all are welcome to attend.

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, Becker Library’s Archives and Rare Books Division will host the Annual Display of Rare Anatomical Texts. The exhibition is a unique opportunity to see a selection of spectacular medical works dating from the Renaissance to the 20th century up close.

Some highlights of the specimens that will be on display include:

  • First and second editions of Andreas Vesalius’ landmark work "De humani corporis fabrica," which is credited as being the foundation of modern anatomy
  • Govard Bidloo’s "Ontleding des menschelyken lichaams," known for the harsh sense of realism it brought to illustrating the process of dissection
  • Siegfried Albinus’ massive "Tabluae sceleti et musculorum corporis humani," with its illustrations of skeletons and skinned musclemen posing against elaborate backgrounds

This event is free and open to the public – all are welcome to attend.


December 5th, 2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bernard Becker Medical Library - King Center
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