The beautiful brain: the exacting detail of anatomical art

Explore the evolution of knowledge about the human brain through Rare Books and Special Collection’s latest exhibition ‘The beautiful brain: the exacting detail of anatomical art’.

See the exquisitely detailed anatomical art which assisted medical students through centuries dating back to the 16th century

The display includes early anatomical atlases and medical texts including Vesalius’s illustrations of the brain in the Fabrica (1543).

Curated by neurologist, Catherine Storey, the exhibition will fascinate everyone. See records of historical & scientific disputes and discoveries attempting to answer questions like: how many pairs of cranial nerves in the human brain?

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Exhibition details:

Fisher Library, level 2

From 11th September 2019

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