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Theaters of anatomy : students, teachers, and traditions of dissection in Renaissance Venice

Author: Cynthia Klestinec
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The anatomy theater is where students of the human body learn to isolate structures in decaying remains, scrutinize their parts, and assess their importance. Taking a new look at the history of anatomy, the author places public dissections alongside private ones to show how the anatomical theater was both a space of philosophical learning and a place where students learned to behave in a civil manner towards their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Klestinec
ISBN: 9781421401423 1421401428
OCLC Number: 685111257
Description: xix, 257 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Spectacular anatomies : demonstrations, lectures, and lessons --
Fabrici's dominion : the first anatomical theater --
Civic and civil anatomies : the second anatomical theater --
Medical students and their corpses --
Private anatomies and the delights of technical expertise.
Responsibility: Cynthia Klestinec.

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Drawing on the letters and testimony of Padua's medical students, Klestinec charts a new history of anatomy in the Renaissance, one that characterizes the role of the anatomy theater and reconsiders  Read more...

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"In this innovative study, Klestinec recasts the history of early modern anatomy around students, teachers, and pedagogy, rather than authors, illustrators, and publication. In the process, she not Read more...

 
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