In a new photo book, Stiffs, Skulls & Skeletons: Medical Photography and Symbolism, the Burns have brought together 450 photographs that reveal the 19th Century’s fascination with body parts and the skeleton. Here are some sample images from the collection.
|“A Student’s Dream” Illusion of Dissection Anxiety 1906.|
|Studying Skull Anatomy Albany, NY 1857.|
|Anatomy Class, 1910.|
|“It’s All Over Now” Dissection Class University of Maryland School of Medicine, circa 1915.|
|Dissection Room circa 1930.|