"This illustration found in our Historical Medical library from 1619 is titled "Female Flap-Anatomy." It was called this because the figure's skin was able to be peeled back to expose the contents that lie underneath. It was said that the anatomical correctness of the body behind the "skin flaps" was hard to make out, and that the labia majora, when revealed, was drawn very crudely. Many Vesalian diagrams surround the main figure. To see more anatomical illustration check out our museum's Vesalius exhibit. Plus, visit the museum Thursday April 21st and from 1pm you'll get access to a special pop-up exhibit in our library, all about STDs.
#Muttermuseum #anatomy #illustration" By muttermuseum on Instagram.
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