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and Fragonard Museum: The Écorchés.
"My fantasy holiday is a week spent locked in the archives of the National Library of Medicine, so you can imagine how excited I am about this book. It's an incomparable treasure trove. I hugged it to my chest like a four-year-old with a new pair of shoes."
— Mary Roach, author of Stiff and Packing for Mars
Publication date: April 2, 2012
Order from AmazonEighteenth-century French anatomist Honoré Fragonard's Écorchés—preserved dissected animal and human cadavers—are extraordinary works of virtuosic skill that have survived nearly two hundred and fifty years in the Fragonard Museum in Alfort, on the outskirts of Paris. They are the real and very rare18th-century precursor to BodyWorlds and other modern-day anatomical specimen exhibitions.
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