Animated Anatomies: The Human Body in Anatomical Texts from the 16th to 21st Centuries


Duke Images and Exhibit Websites

Four Seasons. Duke University, History of Medicine Collection, exhibit website.

Ophthalmodouleia Das ist Augendienst, by George Bartisch. Duke University, History of Medicine Collection, exhibit website. 

Historical Images in Medicine, Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives, database of many medical images including Bartisch and Four Seasons. 


Blog Posts About Flap Books

Ophthalmodouleia Das ist Augendienst, by George Bartisch.

Obstetrical Table by George Spratt, Princeton.

Practical Home Physician, Blog post from

Wellcome Library blog, Posts include information on fugitive sheets and Tuson's Myology. 

Agence regionale de l'environment de Haute-Normandie. Post includes information on the work of G. J. Witkowski and some photographs of his flap books. 


Images and Videos at Other Institutions

Catoptrum microcosmicum, by Johann Remmelin.  University of Iowa.

Fugitive sheets, Wellcome Library.

Fugitive sheet: Interiorvm corporis hvmani partivm viva delineation. University of Toronto Libraries, Fisher Library Digital Collections.

De homine: figuris et Latinitate donatus a Florentio Schuyl.  by  René Descartes. University of Toronto Libraries, Fisher Library Digital Collections.

A movable atlas showing the progress of gestation by G J Witkowski.  London Science Museums.

Obstetrical Table, by George Spratt. The Frank Forster Library at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Physician’s Anatomical Aid. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

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