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10 Snapchats Every 16th-Century Anatomical Drawing Has Sent

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These macabre drawings are (or are inspired by) the pioneering work of Andreas Vesalius.

Working in early-to-mid 1500s, he had impeccable attention to detail, great artistic skill, and a nearly endless supply of corpses. These factors allowed him to create a pioneering body of work. Vesalius is considered to be the father of modern anatomy.
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Working in early-to-mid 1500s, he had impeccable attention to detail, great artistic skill, and a nearly endless supply of corpses. These factors allowed him to create a pioneering body of work. Vesalius is considered to be the father of modern anatomy.

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