"The Apotheosis of the Dissected Plate, or Spectacles of Layering and Transparency in 19th- & 20th-Century Anatomy"
Dr. Michael Sappol, Curator-historian, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD
Supported by the Boston University Center for the Humanities
@ the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Brought to you in conjunction with:
Teaching the Body: Artistic Anatomy in the American Academy, from Copley, Rimmer, and Eakins to Contemporary Artists February 1 – March 31, 2013
Thursday March 21st from 6-8 pm, the Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Sappol, curator-historian at the National Library of Medicine, the world's largest medical library located in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Sappol will present a lecture entitled "The Apotheosis of the Dissected Plate, or Spectacles of Layering and Transparency in 19th- & 20th-Century Anatomy." He is the author of, amongst other works, A Traffic of Dead Bodies: Anatomy and Embodied Social Identity in Nineteenth Century America (Princeton University Press, 2002), Dream Anatomy (National Library of Medicine, 2006), and co-editor of A Cultural History of the Body in the Age of Empire (Berg Publishers, 2010).
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