Annual Display of Rare Anatomical Texts at Becker Library

Erklarung der anatomisch-chirurgischen AbbildungenAnnual Display of Rare Anatomical Texts at Becker Library
Thursday, December 1st, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
King Center, 7th floor Bernard Becker Medical Library


On December 1st, Becker Library’s Archives and Rare Books department will host its annual display of rare anatomical atlases from 2:00pm–5:00pm in the King Center.  This exhibition is a unique opportunity to see a selection of spectacular medical works dating from the Renaissance to the 20th century up close.

Some of the works featured include:

  • the 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 open to the public.  All are welcome to attend.