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October 19, 2016

October 19, 1688

William Cheselden (October 19, 1688 to April 10, 1752) was a British surgeon and because of his writing and teaching that profession grew more respected. He wrote books like
Anatomy of the Human Body (1713).

Britannica says that:

Queen Caroline appointed him to be her surgeon in 1727. In 1733 he publishe
d Osteographia, an atlas of the bones of the human body that was widely celebrated for the beauty and accuracy of its illustrations.

Another commentary points to the author's "novel vignettes and ... use of a camera obscura in the production of the plates," to explain the effectiveness of 
Osteographia .

Here we have one of  his novel vignettes which speaks to a humor of real genius.

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