The Making of Mr Gray's Anatomy: Bodies, books, fortune, fame

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Gray's Anatomy is probably one of the most iconic scientific books ever published: an illustrated textbook of anatomy that is still a household name 150 years since its first edition, known for its rigorously scientific text, and masterful illustrations as beautiful as they are detailed.

The Making of Mr Gray's Anatomy tells the story of the creation of this remarkable book, and the individuals who made it happen: Henry Gray, the bright and ambitious physiologist, poised for medical fame and fortune, who was the book's author; Carter, the brilliant young illustrator, lacking Gray's social advantages, shy and inclined to religious introspection; and the publishers - Parkers, father and son, the father eager to employ new technology, the son part of a lively circle of intellectuals. It is the story of changing attitudes in the mid-19th century; of the social impact of science, the changing status of medicine; of poverty and class; of craftsmanship and technology. And it all unfolds in the atmospheric milieu of Victorian London - taking the reader from the smart townhouses of Belgravia, to the dissection room of St George's Hospital, and to the workhouses and mortuaries where we meet the friendless poor who would ultimately be immortalised in Carter's engravings.

Alongside the story of the making of the book itself, Ruth Richardson reflects on what made Gray's Anatomy such a unique intellectual, artistic, and cultural achievement - how it represented a summation of a long half century's blossoming of anatomical knowledge and exploration, and how it appeared just at the right time to become the 'Doctor's Bible' for generations of medics to follow.

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Engaging and beautifully illustrated. ( Stephanie J. Snow, History Today)

Richardson brings just enough fact to bear on her subject to make the book one of those rarities — history that reads like a novel. ( Wall Street Journal)

An absorbing study. ( The Scotsman,)

Belongs in every library, private and public. ( Gregory McNamee, Encyclopaedia Britannica Top Ten Reference Books of the Year)

Thoroughly engaging. ( New England Journal of Medicine)

Well-researched book...it's one of the highlights worth reading over the festive season. ( Paul O'Doherty, Irish Times)

Ruth Richardson's history is suitably elegant and detailed. ( The Economist)

L'autore:

Ruth Richardson is Senior Visiting Research Fellow in History at the University of Hertfordshire at Hatfield; Affiliated Scholar in the History of Science at the University of Cambridge; and Society of Apothecaries Examiner and Lecturer in the History of Medicine. She is an interdisciplinary historian with particular interests in literature, history, the visual arts and medicine. She wrote the historical introduction for the new 40th edition of Gray's Anatomy, and her previous publications include Death, Dissection and the Destitute; An Introduction to Medical Humanities and The Healing Environment, both co-edited with Deborah Kirklin; H.B. Carter & Sons: Victorian Watercolour Drawing and the Art of Illustration, co-authored with Gordon Bell and Arthur Credland; as well as numerous articles for journals including Nature, The British Medical Journal, and a regular monthly medical history column for The Lancet.

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2008. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 234 x 156 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Gray s Anatomy is probably one of the most iconic scientific books ever published: an illustrated textbook of anatomy that is still a household name 150 years since its first edition, known for its rigorously scientific text, and masterful illustrations as beautiful as they are detailed. The Making of Mr Gray s Anatomy tells the story of the creation of this remarkable book, and the individuals who made it happen: Henry Gray, the bright and ambitious physiologist, poised for medical fame and fortune, who was the book s author; Carter, the brilliant young illustrator, lacking Gray s social advantages, shy and inclined to religious introspection; and the publishers - Parkers, father and son, the father eager to employ new technology, the son part of a lively circle of intellectuals. It is the story of changing attitudes in the mid-19th century; of the social impact of science, the changing status of medicine; of poverty and class; of craftsmanship and technology. And it all unfolds in the atmospheric milieu of Victorian London - taking the reader from the smart townhouses of Belgravia, to the dissection room of St George s Hospital, and to the workhouses and mortuaries where we meet the friendless poor who would ultimately be immortalised in Carter s engravings. Alongside the story of the making of the book itself, Ruth Richardson reflects on what made Gray s Anatomy such a unique intellectual, artistic, and cultural achievement - how it represented a summation of a long half century s blossoming of anatomical knowledge and exploration, and how it appeared just at the right time to become the Doctor s Bible for generations of medics to follow. Codice libro della libreria POW9780199552993

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