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Theaters of Anatomy: Students, Teachers, and Traditions of Dissection in Renaissance Venice

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Of enduring historical and contemporary interest, the anatomy theater is where students of the human body learn to isolate structures in decaying remains, scrutinize their parts, and assess their importance. Taking a new look at the history of anatomy, Cynthia Klestinec places public dissections alongside private ones to show how the anatomical theater was both a space of ...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published July 7th 2011 by Johns Hopkins University Press
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George Ouwendijk
Aug 20, 2014 George Ouwendijk rated it it was amazing
As a 'history of medicine scholar' I found this book to be very good. The author gets into how anatomy theaters were actually used. They were part of the Renaissance educational establishment after all. They were in fact a new and innovative part of that establishment, so this work represents an important addition to the historical literature.
Emily Brown
Apr 28, 2012 Emily Brown rated it it was ok
Shelves: science, history
couldn't finish because it wasn't about the actual dissections, it was more about the way the students were taught in the theater. looking at the title, i should've known that.
Jennifer
Dec 08, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was ok
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This is...ok. It's kind of too historical for me, but I could see it being useful for some of history of medicine scholar. All I really needed from it were a few choice quotes from the introduction.
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