The Anatomy Lesson

Tonight I attended a talk by Professor Gerald Libby, the Professor of Anatomy in the Royal Academy Schools (he is only the thirteenth holder of the title since William Hunter was appointed by Sir Joshua Reynolds).   It was to mark the departure of the cast collection from the Schools into storage before building work commences.   He gave a very clear indication of the importance of anatomical teaching by reference to the glorious history of anatomical illustration, beginning with Leonardo and including Vesalius and William Cheselden.

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2 thoughts on “The Anatomy Lesson

  1. Mark Fisher says:

    A remarkable record and a remarkable man though, curiously, he didn’t refer to the other great 20th century anatomist, Henry Tonks.

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