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[Perspectives] Anna Morandi: anatomist of Enlightenment Bologna

It is a surprise to find that one of the few women celebrated for her medical expertise before the modern era was not a midwife or a herbalist but an anatomist, used to rolling up her sleeves in the stench and gore of the dissecting room and calmly demonstrating to medical students. The status of Anna Morandi (1714–74) is complicated by her concurrent role as an artist: she was one of the pre-eminent creators of accurate wax models of tissues and organs.

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