De Humani Corporis Fabrica...    Basel, 1543. Woodcut. National Library of Medicine.    Andreas Vesalius  (1514-1564)  [anatomist]    Stephen van Calcar and the Workshop of Titian  [artists]    Vesalius dissects a cadaver in the center of a crowded anatomical theater, while Death hovers over the scene. Before De Fabrica, depictions of dissection had the anatomist presiding at some distance from the cadaver, while lower ranking barber-surgeons did the dirty work of dissecting.

De Humani Corporis Fabrica... Basel, 1543. Woodcut. National Library of Medicine. Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564) [anatomist] Stephen van Calcar and the Workshop of Titian [artists] Vesalius dissects a cadaver in the center of a crowded anatomical theater, while Death hovers over the scene. Before De Fabrica, depictions of dissection had the anatomist presiding at some distance from the cadaver, while lower ranking barber-surgeons did the dirty work of dissecting.

Nike of Samothrace - A Nike is a goddess who personified triumph or victory. An artist would sculpt a Nike to celebrate winning a battle/war. Even though this particular Nike is missing her outstretched arms and head, she is one of the most famous sculptures from the Hellenistic Period of Ancient Greece.

Nike of Samothrace - A Nike is a goddess who personified triumph or victory. An artist would sculpt a Nike to celebrate winning a battle/war. Even though this particular Nike is missing her outstretched arms and head, she is one of the most famous sculptures from the Hellenistic Period of Ancient Greece.

The Gross Clinic (1875)

The Gross Clinic (1875)

André Brouillet's painting of the neurologist, Jean Martin Charcot, Une leçon clinique à la Salpêtrière, 1887

André Brouillet's painting of the neurologist, Jean Martin Charcot, Une leçon clinique à la Salpêtrière, 1887

Thomas Eakins, American - Portrait of Dr. Samuel D. Gross (The Gross Clinic) - Google Art Project.jpg

Thomas Eakins, American - Portrait of Dr. Samuel D. Gross (The Gross Clinic) - Google Art Project.jpg

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