All sspects 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.