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THE ANATOMY & EDUCATION COLLECTION

All aspects of nineteenth and early twentieth century medical education comprise the Anatomy and Education Collection, particularly images of dissections and specimens. Albums of medical students and highlights of their learning experiences abound. Early photographs of physicians posing with corpses, skeletons and anatomical specimens illustrate the historical change from studying the dead body to gain knowledge to using the latest technologies. This fascinating topic is the subject of The Burns Archive’s upcoming book, Stiffs, Skulls & Skeletons: Medical Photography and Symbolism.
Note: Some photos may contain graphic images.

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Teaching Osteology

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Anatomy Demonstration Amphitheatre, Philadelphia

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Osteology Decoration, N.Y. Medical College & Hospital

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Dissected Head in a Soup Plate

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Bone Specimens, Dr. Reed Bontecou’s Civil War Album

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Medical Students Before Taking Degree, Rush Medical College, 1884

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Medical Students After Taking Degree, Rush Medical College, 1884

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Dissection Scene with Posters

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Broncoscopy Demonstration on Cadaver, c. 1920

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Teaching Anatomy, Post Grad Medical School, Albany, NY, 1859

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Dissected Hand

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American Physician’s Association in Vienna

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Device for Skull Measurements and Composite Photographs

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Studying Skull Anatomy

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Dissection Scene, Ohio, 1905

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Physician with Wax Anatomical Model

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Rare Autopsy Demonstration Photo- Howard Brundage, MD, Ohio

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Dissection Scene

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Bullet in Skull. Patient lived over one month with minimal symptoms.

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Autopsy, Cook County Hospital, 1895

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Dissection Scene with Professor

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Dr. Paul (?) Fleishig Teaching Neuroanatomy

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Dissection Scene with One Student

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Dissected Head Sectioned. [looking from criminal “defect”]

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Dr. Azouz with his Papier Maché Anatomical Model

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Anatomical Demonstration of Scoliosis

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Dissection Scene c.1930

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Students Dream- “Reverse” Dissection Scene, 1906

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Dissection Scene, c. 1870

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Chiropractors Studying Spine Anatomy

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Russian Medical School Album Page. St. Petersburg, 1904

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Dissection Scene, Woman Holds “Face”

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Teaching Ocular Anatomy, 1936

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Sorbonne Physiology Laboratory Dissection

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Dissection of Brain- Neuroanatomists

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Prosector in his Oil-Cloth Apron, c. 1870

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Embalming Demonstration by Woman Student

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Dissection Scene: Post-Graduate Medical School, NY, c. 1895

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Anatomy Amphitheatre Lecture Hall

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Cadavers in Dissection Hall, Bordeaux Medical School