Human remains and detailed illustrations make up this exhibition, which showcase rare items from the Royal College of Physician's collections, on show together for the first time in their history. The display charts the history of public dissections across Europe and the life of John Finch, known as a 'lynx with a knife'. The centerpiece of the display is a rare set of six 'visually spectacular' anatomy tables. They display human veins, nerves and arteries dissected at the University of Padua's famous anatomy theatre in the 17th century, skillfully arranged on to wooden panels. The pioneering work of the anatomists at Padua has undoubtedly inspired generations of physicians, historians and artists a like. Their broad reaching influence can be seen in the works of contemporary artists such as Antony Gormley and controversial anatomist, Gunter Von Hagens.
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