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Published: 23 October 2008

336 Pages | numerous halftones throughout


ISBN: 9780199552993

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The Making of Mr Gray's Anatomy

Bodies, books, fortune, fame

Ruth Richardson

  • Gray's Anatomy is known as the 'Doctor's Bible': an illustrated textbook of anatomy that is still a household name 150 years since its first edition, known for its rigorously scientific text and fine illustrations
  • Ruth Richardson here presents the 'anatomy of the anatomy' - revealing the stories of the remarkable people who came together to produce this unique book, examining its legacy as an intellectual and cultural artefact
  • The story is framed within the history of Victorian London — the changing culture and attitudes of the mid 19th century, driven by the social impact of science, the changing status of medicine, and religion, poverty and class
  • Explores the skilled craftsmanship, technology, and artistry that went into the book's creation
  • 2008 is the 150th anniversary of the first edition of Gray's Anatomy

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