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The Anatomy and Education Collection is comprised of all aspects of nineteenth century medical education, particularly images of dissection and specimens, albums of medical students, and highlights of their learning experiences abound. Early photographs of physicians posing with corpses, skeletons, and anatomical specimens illustrate the historical change from studying the dead body to gain knowledge to using the latest technologies. This fascinating topic is the subject of The Burns Archive’s 2017 book, Stiffs, Skulls & Skeletons: Medical Photography and Symbolism.
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