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Exhibition hopes to give Gray’s Anatomy artist his proper due

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39526.647176.DB (Published 27 March 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:688
  1. Wendy Moore
  1. 1London

    When two friends, both young surgeons at St George’s Hospital, London, joined forces in 1855 to create a practical and affordable anatomy textbook for students they could have had little idea of the eventual success of their project. Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, with its 40th edition about to roll off the press, Gray’s Anatomy has become the world’s longest running and probably best known anatomical work.

    Yet, although the book’s author, Henry Gray, has become a household name, its illustrator, Henry …

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