Lege Artis Medicinae

[The anatomy lesson]

NÉMETH István

AUGUST 28, 1991

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1991;1(14)

[In addition to the works depicting members of the shooting clubs and the heads of various bodies and institutions, a third important type of Dutch group portraiture of the 17th century was represented by the so-called anatomical lessons. In the Theatrum Anatomicum in Leiden, Delft and Amsterdam, there were annually public dissections were held annually. The professor of anatomy, surrounded by his students and lay visitors, gave his lecture during the dissection of the body of a public criminal, usually during the winter months when the body remained in good condition.]

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