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Nature volume 440, page 609 (30 March 2006) | Download Citation


Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery

Taschen: £100, $200, €150 3822831298

The science of anatomy reached a peak in nineteenth-century Paris, where anatomist Jean Baptiste Marc Bourgery and illustrator Nicolas Henri Jacob completed a monumental opus on anatomy and surgery.

The eight-volume work, which incorporates more than 700 illustrations of remarkable clarity and distinctive style, took two decades to complete.

The plates are now reproduced in their entirety in the Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery (Taschen, £100, $200, €150), which has accompanying text in French, English and German.



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