Monday, March 30, 2009

15th Century Illustrations of the Human Body

from "Claudius Pseudo-Galen" (I'm a bit confused by this, because Claudius Galen was a second century Roman physician, so I am assuming that these illustrations must be inspired by his science[?])

"'Wound man' - flesh tinted: weapons colored.

'Muscle Man' - The circles on either side of the head illustrate the two of the four supposed ventricles of the brain.

'Muscles Man' showing the muscles and spine on an anatomical diagram.

'Skeleton Man' - anatomical painting of the skeletal structure of a human man.

Pregnant woman, seated legs apart, flesh tinted.

all images linked from Wellcome Images [link]

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