Sunday, June 24, 2007
Herr Marinelli, World Famous Anatomical Puzzle, 1886
A really wonderful example of the overlap of popular anatomy and theater/spectacle in the 19th Century. Thanks to Michael Sappol of the National Library of Medicine for sending it along. For more on poplular anatomy, check out his piece "Morbid curiosity": The Decline and Fall of the Popular Anatomical Museum on the Common-Place website.