In October 2011, Dr. Charleen Moore, Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Health Science Center’s Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, gave a fascinating presentation on “Anatomists and Their Art” which featured many of the most important works in the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library. Dr. Moore explained the interrelationship between anatomical study and art by looking at:
- Artists who dissected (such as Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Dürer),
- Anatomists who drew (such as Robert Hooke and the Bell brothers), and
- Anatomists who teamed up with artists (as Vesalius did with van Calcar, or Albinus did with Wandelaar).
You can see and hear Dr. Moore’s presentation (28 minutes long) by clicking the “play” button below.