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Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery: The Complete Coloured Plates of 1831-1854 (25th Anniversary Special Edtn) (25th Anniversary Special Edtn) [Hardcover]

By Jean-marie Le Minor (Editor) & Henri Sick (Editor)
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We owe a great debt to Jean Baptiste Marc Bourgery (1797-1849) for his Atlas of Anatomy, which was not only a massive event in medical history, but also remains one of the most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated anatomical treatises ever published in any language. In 1830, having received his doctorate in medicine three years prior, Bourgery began work on his magnificent atlas in cooperation with illustrator Nicolas Henri Jacob (1782-1871). The first volumes were published the following year, but completion of the treatise required nearly two decades of dedication. The four parts of Bourgery's treatise cover descriptive anatomy, surgical anatomy and techniques, general anatomy and embryology, and microscopic anatomy. Jacob's spectacular hand-colored, life-size lithographs are remarkable for their clarity, color, and aesthetic appeal, reflecting a combination of direct laboratory observation and illustrative research.

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Pages   544
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 2.5" Width: 10.75" Height: 15"
Weight:   12.05 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2008
Publisher   TASCHEN America Llc
ISBN  3836508656  
ISBN13  9783836508650  

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More About Jean-marie Le Minor & Henri Sick

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jean-Marie Le Minor qualified as a doctor of medicine (MD) in Paris in 1989, having already gained a PhD in Paris in 1987. He has been assistant professor of anatomy at the Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg since 1990, radiologist at the University Hospitals in Strasbourg, member of the governing board of the Société Française d'Histoire de la Médecine, Laureat of the Académie Nationale de Médecine (Paris, 2003), and officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (French Ministry of Culture). He is also the author of several historical books, including Histoire des sciences morphologiques médicales - Strasbourg du XVe au XXe siècle (2002) and numerous articles on science and history.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery: The Complete Coloured Plates of 1831-1854 (25th Anniversary Special Edtn) (25th Anniversary Special Edtn)?

This is a very nice atlas. The pictures are beautiful. It is not the best atlas to study (I am a medical student in the Netherlands), but this is definitly a atlas for your collection.

great  Aug 3, 2008
I love the images in this book. but the index is odd, and not all the anatomical names are listed. If you are looking for the name of a specific small nerve in the leg, or something of the like, you may not be able to find it even though there is a great image of that specific object.

either way i love the book, but keep a copy of grey's anatomy handy if your looking for names.
Greatest Anatomy book ever! Go Taschen!  Jul 2, 2008
This book has everything I need to know for my Human Anatomy related courses. It is worth every penny. Plus, you're just not cool unless you have this book.
Magnificent  Oct 30, 2007
This is a magnificent book. It was edited first in the 1800's and the drawings are excellent. It is very useful for teaching anatomy as well as to review historically some "primitive" surgical techniques.
Very heavy and amazing  Oct 28, 2007
I was astounded at the sheer size of this book. As a medical illustrator/animator and anatomy book collector, this is one of my favorites, but it is a bit cumbersome if being stored on a bookshelf (it comes with its own cardboard carrying case). It can definitely be used as a coffee table book; but I would advise against letting people leaf through the surgery section if they are eating....
I was however; very disappointed that the labels had been removed. Also, some of the pages in the introduction are in french and german. Nonetheless, I can highly recommend this book if it not being used as a reference text, not only for it thoroughness, but the beauty of its artwork and the uniqueness of its style.

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