Daniel Le Clerc
High up in the ceiling hang the skeletons of animals, perhaps a dog and various species of lizard or other exotic creatures. These skeletons continue the museum motif of the image, and link the work of the anatomists with the work being done in other fields of natural philosophy. Since
much of the early work on human anatomy was extrapolated from animal dissection, these skeletons serve as a reminder of the heritage of anatomical study.
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