On display this week as part of our anatomical illustration spotlight exhibition Art of the Unseen: Anatomical Illustration in the Special Collections, we look at Les œvvres d'Ambroise Paré (Lyon : Chez Pierre Rigaud, 1652). An innovative French barber-surgeon who served a number of French kings, Paré joined the army in 1536, and spent c. 30 years working as a military surgeon. His treatment of war wounds fuelled an interest in the application of new anatomical ideas, such as those of his contemporary Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564).
|Paré's depiction of the muscles of the lower jaw.|
If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at email@example.com.
The spotlight exhibition can also be viewed in its entirety on the digital display wall in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of February.