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