Dream Anatomy by Michael Sappol

One of my favorite websites on the history of anatomy and anatomical illustration—and one of the inspirations behind my blog—is the National Library of Medicine’s Dream Anatomy. It details the progression of anatomical representation from the 1500s to the present. The site itself is very easy to navigate and I suggest you sit down and read it from beginning to end.

And Dream Anatomy is now available in print for the first time! The Dream Anatomy Catalog includes:

  • A thoughtful, richly illustrated essay on the history of anatomical illustration and display
  • 170 rare and striking illustrations and photos, many in color
  • A comprehensive timeline of the history of anatomy
  • An explanation of the print technologies used for anatomical illustration
  • A detailed exhibition checklist
  • Full exhibition credits and acknowledgments

It’s available at Amazon.