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Anatomical Theater at Palazzo Archiginnasio in Bologna

A Special Harvest: Exploring Anatomical Theaters in Padua and Bologna

Since ancient times, man has been interested in anatomy — how muscles and bones function and fit together and how the body works. But it wasn’t until the Renaissance that the study of anatomy really took off, thanks in large part to the printing press, which helped anatomists, illustrators, scientists, and physicians get on the same page (pun intended).

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