Andreas Vesalius: The Founder of Modern Anatomy
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Andreas Vesalius: The Founder of Modern Anatomy

Andreas Vesalius is considered the founder of modern anatomy. He was an anatomist and physician who played a pivotal role in progressing our understanding of human anatomy. His work challenged the era's prevailing medical beliefs and introduced practices that resulted in a more accurate understanding of the human body. This blog post will discuss Vesalius's training as an atomist, the significance of dissection in his study and teaching methods, and the revolutionary impact of his published works. 
An Introduction to Death Customs in Ancient Egypt
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An Introduction to Death Customs in Ancient Egypt

Death in ancient Egypt was an inevitable part of life and a gateway to the afterlife. Many people prepared the deceased for what awaited them in the world beyond, especially if they were royalty. This article will discuss the mummification process for preparing the human body for the afterlife and the contents of royal tombs. Because we love spooky mysteries, we will also discuss the infamous curse of King Tutankhamun's tomb. Read on to explore the intriguing world of Egyptian mortuary customs!
Figure Drawing: An Introduction
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Figure Drawing: An Introduction

Figure drawing depicts the human figure and is an essential foundation for many other art forms such as painting, sculpture and illustration. An understanding of figure drawing and the various poses, shapes and angles of the human body helps artists accurately depict the human body in their artwork and create works with more realism and emotion and higher levels of aesthetic sophistication. Figure drawing also helps artists master various techniques, such as shading and perspective.  
An Introduction to Leonardo Da Vinci's Anatomical Drawings
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An Introduction to Leonardo Da Vinci's Anatomical Drawings

Few artists have been as influential as Leonardo da Vinci. His work in various disciplines - from painting and sculpture to engineering and architecture - has inspired generations of creators. He is also well known for his groundbreaking anatomical drawings. However, his revolutionary anatomical sketches remained a secret for centuries, only to be rediscovered in the modern era and finally receive their due recognition as one of history's most influential contributions to scientific knowledge. Read on to discover more! 
How Leonardo da Vinci Combined Art, Anatomy and Symbolism
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How Leonardo da Vinci Combined Art, Anatomy and Symbolism

Leonardo da Vinci was a remarkable individual whose genius spanned multiple disciplines. He continues to be revered as one of the most accomplished minds in history. This blog post will focus on three of his works, The Vitruvian Man, the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.
Find Out How Your Bones Grow And Discover Amazing Facts About Your Skeleton
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Find Out How Your Bones Grow And Discover Amazing Facts About Your Skeleton

This blog post will help you discover the intricate framework of the human skeleton and learn about the fascinating growth process of bones. Find out how forensic science helped solve a famous mystery, and how that same technique is used today to fight crime. Plus, we've collected ten amazing facts about the human skeleton, read on to find out more! 
Surgery of the Past: Trepanning
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Surgery of the Past: Trepanning

Some of the earliest examples of surgery come from ancient Egypt, with documents and skeletal remains showing evidence of dentistry. Sushruta Samhita is an ancient Sanskrit text by Sushruta, an Indian surgeon and physician working in the 6th Century BCE, known as the 'Father of Surgery'. His book describes preventative measures, diagnosis and treatment of various ailments, including essential and cosmetic surgeries.
A Brief History of Anatomy Illustration
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A Brief History of Anatomy Illustration

The desire to understand and study anatomy stretches back through history, certainly to Ancient Egypt and possibly before.
Toe-curling facts about early dentistry
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Toe-curling facts about early dentistry

After reading through our favourite strange and toe-curling facts about dentistry of the past, you may find yourself brushing your teeth extra thoroughly.