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Re: human skin bindings
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: human skin bindings
- From: Richard Minsky <minsky@MINSKY.COM>
- Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 15:03:01 -0400
- Message-Id: <199804171900.MAA19594@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.edu>
- Sender: "Book_Arts-L: On the web at http://www.dreamscape.com/pdverhey" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
>FYI, Brown University has a copy of Vesalius's _Anatomy_ bound in human
>skin. I'm sure the librarians at the John Hay Library would haul it out of
>the safe for those interested.
I saw that in 1968 when I was studying binding at Brown with Daniel Gibson
Knowlton. A practice among some medical students, perhaps inspired by this,
was to have their Gray's Anatomy bound in the skin of the cadaver they
dissected. I don't know if this practice continues today.