Posts tagged anatomy

Employee as surgeon. Submitted by thetwogermanys

From Recherches cliniques et thérapeutiques sur l’épilepsie, l’hystérie et l’Idiotie by Désiré Magloire Bourneville (1899). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

Plate left folded through digitization; same leaf from the back, showing the illustration through the page. 

From p. 18 of “The First Treatise, Concerning the Veines,” from The Workes of that Famous Chirurgion Ambrose Parey (Ambroise Paré) trans. by Tho. Johnson, with three tracts of Adrianus Spigelius (Adriaan van den Spiegel) (1649). 

Medical diagrams left folded through digitization, creating some mutant, multi- or non-functioning organs. 

From various pages of The Philosophical Transactions and Collections to the End of the Year MDCC, Abridged, and Disposed under General Heads, v. 3, ed. John Lowthorp (1749). [Here]

For more like this, check out the forthcoming show FOLDED: Absurd Machines, Novel Topographies, Hybrid Creatures and Impossible Vistas, curated by Krissy Wilson of The Art of Google Books, at The Meadow, in Chicago, IL, between November 5th and 15th.