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Under Your Skin: the Anatomy Artwork of H.V. Carter

The history of Gray’s Anatomy is well known, but it's brilliant illustrator Henry Vandyke Carter, is frequently it's "unsung hero." Though working tirelessly on the book that would go on to be the single most important textbook for anatomy and medical students, his contribution was "torpedoed" by Henry Gray, and he sunk into obscurity. What remains are the images, displayed here, from the Dittrick Museum's 1859 edition. There were two authors, of Gray's Anatomy, not one. However, as Druin Burch explains, Henry Vandyke Carter "regarded himself, sometimes with a little help from Gray, as belonging to a lower 'genus'...

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