Anatomy

Anatomy [Greek: ana, through + temnein, to cut] The ancient Chinese believed that the trachea opened into the heart and the spinal cord into the testicles. The Egyptians learnt most of their anatomy through embalming bodies. Most of the anatomical knowledge of the Jews during this period was obtained through inspection of meat at slaughterhouses. Herophilus of Chalcedon and Erasistratuswho was a teacher at the University of Alexandria, were the first to do human dissections around 250 BC. Human dissections were banned in the Roman Empire around 150 BC, and from this period up to the time of Andreas Vesalius (1514–1564), the knowledge of anatomy remained patchy and inaccurate. Galen (129–200) based most of his deductions from dissections of apes and other animals. Some notable anatomists of the Middle Ages in Europe include Thaddeus of Florence(1223–1303), his pupil Mondino di Luzzi(1270–1336) and Henri de Mondeville(1270–1320). Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) made accurate anatomical drawings of muscles, heart, nerves, bones, blood vessels and other organs. Vesalius produced his magnificent textbook of anatomy in 1543. He was the first to challenge the erroneous statements on anatomy by Galen. After Vesalius, anatomy became a regular part of the curriculum in medical studies and anatomical theaters were established at Padua (1549), Montpellier (1551) and Basel (1588). The first anatomy book in English, A Treasure for Englishmen, Containing the Anatomie of Man’s Body was written by a surgeon from Maidstone, Thomas Vicary(1495–1561) in 1548. A law was passed in England in 1540 allowing barbers and surgeons to dissect four bodies of executed criminals each year in order to promote anatomy. Following the establishment of the study of anatomy as a regular subject in the English medical curriculum, an acute shortage of bodies for dissection emerged, which led to body snatching and murders. The supply of bodies for dissection was later regularized by the Anatomy Act of 1832. The study of anatomy related to diseases (morbid anatomy) was established by Giovanni Battista Morgagni (1682–1771) who was a Professor at Padua in the early 18th century.



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Three Vesalian Essays, to Accompany the Icones Anatomicae of 1934, Samuel W Lambart, The Macmillan, New York 1952
Three Vesalian Essays, to Accompany the Icones Anatomicae of 1934, Samuel W Lambart, The Macmillan, New York 1952
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Recent Advances in Anatomy, Illustrated with Color plates and Figures, University of Adelaide, Woollard, Herbert Henry First Edition, 1927
Recent Advances in Anatomy, Illustrated with Color plates and Figures, University of Adelaide, Woollard, Herbert Henry First Edition, 1927
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Quain's Elements of Anatomy, Osteology-Arthrology, 10th edition of 1896, year 1899
Quain's Elements of Anatomy, Osteology-Arthrology, 10th edition of 1896, year 1899
£72.00
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Anatomist's Note Book, A Melville Paterson, Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1914 First Edition
Anatomist's Note Book, A Melville Paterson, Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1914 First Edition
£88.00
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Kalogynomia, On the Laws of Female Beauty, T Bell, The Walpole Press, London,  1899, First Edition, Illustrated,
Kalogynomia, On the Laws of Female Beauty, T Bell, The Walpole Press, London, 1899, First Edition, Illustrated,
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The Dissector's Guide, Abdoman Part II, D J Cunningham, Maclachlan and Stewart, Edinburgh 1880, fair intact copy
The Dissector's Guide, Abdoman Part II, D J Cunningham, Maclachlan and Stewart, Edinburgh 1880, fair intact copy
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The essentials of histology, descriptive and practical: For the use of students, Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer, 1920.
The essentials of histology, descriptive and practical: For the use of students, Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer, 1920.
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The Anatomy of the Human Orbit and Accessory Organs of Vision, Samuel Ernest Whitnall, professor of Anatomy, McGill University Canada, First Edition 1921
The Anatomy of the Human Orbit and Accessory Organs of Vision, Samuel Ernest Whitnall, professor of Anatomy, McGill University Canada, First Edition 1921
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Le Corps Humain, A Le Pileur, First Edition, le Hachette, Paris 1868 fair copy
Le Corps Humain, A Le Pileur, First Edition, le Hachette, Paris 1868 fair copy
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Excercitatio Anatomica de Cortu Mordis, et Sanguinis in Animalibus, by William Harvey, Translation Chauncey Leake Charles Thomas Baltimore 1941 Discovery of Circulation
Excercitatio Anatomica de Cortu Mordis, et Sanguinis in Animalibus, by William Harvey, Translation Chauncey Leake Charles Thomas Baltimore 1941 Discovery of Circulation
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Burke and Hare, William Roughead, 280 pages, first edition, William Hodge & Company, Edinburgh and London 1921, good copy
Burke and Hare, William Roughead, 280 pages, first edition, William Hodge & Company, Edinburgh and London 1921, good copy
£103.00
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Kalogynomia, On the Laws of Female Beauty, T Bell, The Walpole Press, London,  1899, First Edition, Illustrated,
Kalogynomia, On the Laws of Female Beauty, T Bell, The Walpole Press, London, 1899, First Edition, Illustrated,
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Land Marks, Medical and Surgical, Luther Holden, Second Edition, J & A Churchill. London 1877, very good copy,
Land Marks, Medical and Surgical, Luther Holden, Second Edition, J & A Churchill. London 1877, very good copy,
£128.00
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Anatomy of the brain and spinal cord Whitaker, Joseph. Ryland (1846-1932)  First Edition sixth thousand copy 1899
Anatomy of the brain and spinal cord Whitaker, Joseph. Ryland (1846-1932) First Edition sixth thousand copy 1899
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Anatomy Descriptive and Surgical, Henry Gray (Gray's Anatomy) half leather bound as seen, 5th edition 1869 SOLD
Anatomy Descriptive and Surgical, Henry Gray (Gray's Anatomy) half leather bound as seen, 5th edition 1869 SOLD
£135.00
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Outlines of Comparative Anatomy, Robert E Grant, part 1 and 2, 646 pages, Illustrated, Hippolyte Bailliere London, 1841, scarce First Edition,
Outlines of Comparative Anatomy, Robert E Grant, part 1 and 2, 646 pages, Illustrated, Hippolyte Bailliere London, 1841, scarce First Edition,
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A text-Book of Practical Histology, William Stirling,  with 30 Outline plates 1 colored plate 27 wood engravings 1881 First Edition
A text-Book of Practical Histology, William Stirling, with 30 Outline plates 1 colored plate 27 wood engravings 1881 First Edition
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Lesions Et Maladies Des Machoires, Christopher Heath, Par C Ash et Fils, Paris, 1884
Lesions Et Maladies Des Machoires, Christopher Heath, Par C Ash et Fils, Paris, 1884
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The anatomy and philosophy of expression as connected with the fine arts Charles Bell  Leather Bound 1890 very good copy
The anatomy and philosophy of expression as connected with the fine arts Charles Bell Leather Bound 1890 very good copy
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Artistic Anatomy, Mathias Duval, Translated by Frederick Fenton, First Edition 1884, very good copy
Artistic Anatomy, Mathias Duval, Translated by Frederick Fenton, First Edition 1884, very good copy
£148.00
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A Manual of Embryology: the Development of the Human Body by Professor J. Ernest Frazer, 486 pages. Illustrated, First Edition, London: Baillière, Tindall and Cox, 1931
A Manual of Embryology: the Development of the Human Body by Professor J. Ernest Frazer, 486 pages. Illustrated, First Edition, London: Baillière, Tindall and Cox, 1931
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