Unfolding the human head

Eduard Oskar Schmidt (1823-1886)
The anatomy of the human head and neck
London: Georg Philip & Son, ca 1895

This book formed part of a popular series of fold-out anatomical books, ‘graphically illustrated by means of superimposed plates’ according to the full title and published for a non-specialist market, selling for 2s 6d. At the end of the volume was a multi-layered figure of a male head, beginning with a typically Victorian moustachioed profile. Each successive layer lifted revealed musculature, nerves, the eyes and the brain.


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