Anatomical illustrations – 15th century


I’ve been browsing the internet lately for information about joint replacements

Whilst browsing the net, I’ve come across a fair share of gory and bloody images (I still wish I hadn’t looked at the hashtag surgery on Instagram)

It was a pleasure to come across this series of anatomical illustrations from the mid 15th century that are both charming and beautiful in their simplicity

They are from a book ‘Pseudo-Galen, Anatomia, in English’ which is held by the Welcome Library. If you would like to look at the entire book, click here

The anatomical images below are from The Public Domain Review. Click here for more information about the illustrations

The gorgeous illuminated manuscripts from the book are sourced from the Welcome Library


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images via Welcome Library and The Public Domain Review – creative commons





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