‘Knife-less’ Dissection: Functions of Foldouts in 19th Century Anatomical Culture

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Around 1900, an unprecedented panoply of anatomical fold-outs emerged and sold across Europe and North America. Examples ranged from life-size models to supplementary inserts in thick health manuals and booklet-thin charts. As illustrative devises, fold-outs responded to a growing demand for anatomical models and illustrations by a broad authorship and audience. Yet, historiography has neglected this fascinating aspect in the history of anatomy. This entry presents a kaleidoscope of examples of the multifarious genre of anatomical paper fold-outs and their usage, providing new insights into the history of nineteenth-century public anatomy.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherShells and Pebbles
Media of outputBlog
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2014

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