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Tabulae anatomicae... Rome, 1741. Copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine. Pietro Berrettini da Cortona (1596-1669) [artist] Around 1618 Berrettini made a series of extraordinary drawings that were later forgotten and only printed in 1741. The figures are emphatic anatomical entertainers who solicit attention with aggressive body language.
Florence, 1833. Overprinted and hand colored copperplate engraving. National Library of Medicine Paolo Mascagni (1755-1815) [anatomist] Antonio Serantoni (1780-1837) [artist] Mascagni developed new methods of anatomical preservation, made important contributions to the understanding of human lymphatics, and produced a comprehensive and unprecedented series of brilliantly colored, oversized, anatomical plates.