Anatomia Practica Rationalis
Steven Blankaart
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Although the image is designed to focus a viewer’s attention on the dissection taking place in the foreground, the activity in the background is just as interesting. A physician holds a vial of fluid - urine, blood, or medicine - as if to study its consistency in the light. Meanwhile, a patient in bed is cared for by an
attendant. The scene represents the importance of instruction taking place within a context of patient
care.

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