Wax plaque showing a dissected female figure, Europe, 1801-1830
Only the top layer of skin, muscle and bone has been removed in this dissection. It shows the lungs, heart, stomach, liver and the intestines.
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A branch of medical science concerned with the structure of living organisms.
An ornamental tablet of metal, porcelain etc that depicts a person, scene or inscription. Often fixed to a building in commemoration of a person or notable historical occurence.
The cutting apart and separation of body tissues for the purposes of critical examination. Dissection of corpses is often carried out for the study of anatomy.