Where was the first anatomy school?
When did anatomical studies become widespread?
Anatomical studies increased in popularity during the 17th and 18th centuries. High-quality drawings became widely available through developments in printing techniques and increased the public's interest in anatomy, previously only accessible to scholars with a knowledge of Latin. Famous artists such as Michelangelo and Rembrandt studied anatomy, visiting dissections and publishing anatomical commissions.
Sourcing human bodies for dissection and study
When were regulations imposed on anatomical schools?
Moving forward, medical museums supplied students with examples in comparative anatomy.
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