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Dream Anatomy

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 26 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:242
  1. Trevor Rimmer, Macmillan consultant in palliative medicine (
  1. Macclesfield

    The Dream Anatomy exhibition was on display at the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) in Bethesda, Maryland, from October 2002 to July 2003. Happily, it has been prolonged in digital form.

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    A landscape of body parts: etching by Frederik Ruysch, 1744

    The exhibition looks at the art of anatomical illustration from the introduction of the printing press in the 15th century to the present day. As the website says, with the arrival of printing, …

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